SCEC Endorsed Courier Services
As an alternative to safe hand procedures, Australian Government agencies may use SCEC endorsed courier services for the carriage of official information within Australia.
There are two distinct types of courier services that are SCEC endorsed for use by Australian Government agencies for the timely transfer of official information within Australia:
- Safe Hand (person to person) courier services are SCEC endorsed for the carriage of Australian Government official information where deliveries of consignments are to be made directly to a nominated agency representative or their nominated alternative.
- Overnight courier services (Agency to Agency) are SCEC endorsed for the carriage of Australian Government official information where deliveries of consignments are to be made to an agency representative.
Nation-wide deliveries of Overnight and Safe Hand consignments to agency premises located in an Australian city with an airport with scheduled daily flights and to areas within a three hour drive of that airport are to be made within 24 hours of collection. 48 hours is acceptable for remote locations within Australia which are not serviced by scheduled daily flights. Intra-city Overnight and Safe Hand consignments are to be delivered same-day.
Where the delivery of a Safe Hand consignment requires air transport, the consignment must be lodged on the next available flight.
Additional information on the handling of protective information can be found at;
- Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework.
- The Australian Government information security management guidelines - Protectively marking and handling sensitive and security classified information and material provides guidance on the protective marking and handling of sensitive and security classified information.
Change is coming!
Time is fast approaching to meet the new endorsement criteria requirements. Please ensure the documentation pack is submitted prior to 1 July 2018. A Courier company should be ready for an on-site inspection once the documentation pack has been submitted. A FAQ has been provided in the Existing Company Re-endorsement tab.
The electronic interface to provide a streamlined approach to the re-endorsement process is under development. In the meantime, if your Company is ready to submit the documentation, please email SCEC@scec.gov.au. Please compile all documentation together before submission.
ASIO-T4 will be visiting Security Managers in late January and early February 2018 to provide assistance and guidance on meeting the 1 July 2018 deadline. Courier companies are strongly encouraged to provide ASIO-T4 a progress report as part of this visit.
Access to the Security Equipment Evaluated Product List is available in the SEEPL tab.
Request for SCEC Endorsed Courier Register
The requested information is not publicly available. Please send a request for this information to SCEC via the Contact Us form.
Please note: This information is only available to the Australian Government and Endorsed Consultants. If your business is involved in a government project this information can be provided by contacting the agency security adviser of that department.