Channels House - Level 2, 235 Ryrie St Geelong, Vic 3220
Phone: +61 3 5225 3500

Port of Geelong Security

The Port of Geelong is at Maritime Security Level 1 (Unless otherwise advised).

Security in the Geelong Channels is a high priority for the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA). From 1 July 2004 the Authority must comply with the new Commonwealth Government legislation, Maritime Transport Security Act (MTSA) 2003.

VRCA Operations are now certified compliant with the MTSA 2003 and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) International Ships & Port Security (ISPS) Code.

Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS) requires that any visitors accessing port facilities must have a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC), for information see the Infastructure Website:


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Security access control system

Individuals and organisations that need constant access to the resticted areas within the port may apply to berth operators for a security access card, namely GeelongPort, Shell, Graincorp and Alcoa. Access to these areas for other individuals and organisations will be via a maritime security guard when a ship is at the berth and via an access intercom when no ship is at the berth.

Maritime security threat levels


Level 1

Default level, when standard security measures are required to be in place.

Level 2

General elevated threat where additional security measures will be required.

Level 3

Highest threat level, where a terrorist attack may be imminent. State and federal security forces will be deployed.