Avsec is an operational unit within the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, the government agency responsible for managing New Zealand’s civil aviation system.
Our role is to deliver world-class aviation security, while enabling a high quality, responsive passenger experience.
Avsec’s core functions and activities include:
- Screening and searching passengers, crew, airport workers, baggage, aircraft, cargo, etc
- Undertaking security patrols and escorts
- Managing the airport identity card system
- Collaborating with other domestic and international security and border agencies
To deliver safe and secure skies, we work closely with other border and government agencies domestically and internationally. These include:
- NZ Police
- NZ Customs Service
- Ministry of Primary Industries
- Immigration NZ,
- Ministry of Transport
- Department of Internal Affairs
- Airport Companies
- Industry associations
- International organisations such as the Airports Council International (ACI), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Learn more about what we do:
About our dogs
Aviation security legislative framework
Screening and airport duties
Read our quality and security policy [PDF 176 KB]
A year in the life of Avsec by numbers