We oversee all civil aviation security matters, including investigating security breaches, and assessing and approving the security programmes of aviation businesses.

We supply security advice to industry and the aviation community, including operators of non-certificated aerodromes. We also conduct security-related audits of certificated aerodromes, airlines, regulated air cargo agents, air traffic service providers, and aviation security service providers.

Security-related enquiries about certification, Civil Aviation Rules, and security awareness training should be directed to security@caa.govt.nz.

Read more about airport ID cards and applications for security check determinations.

Operational matters should be referred to Avsec at the airport concerned.

Airport security signs

To obtain airport security signs, contact our Facilities, Procurement and Administration Unit.

Find out about our airport security signage [PDF 2 MB]

Additional information

Security rules

Notice of Direction [PDF 1.9 MB] - this notice, issued under Section 77B of the Civil Aviation Act 1990, concerns the screening of crew, passengers, and carry-on baggage. It lists prohibited items.

Notice of Direction [PDF 208 KB] - this notice, issued under Section 77B of the Civil Aviation Act 1990, concerns the screening of persons, items, substances or vehicles before they enter, or within,  a security enhanced area.

 Ask us about security

If you have any questions about this topic, use our contact form, or email security@caa.govt.nz