Provided the Protocol and International Visits Division (PIVD) and/or Protocol Branch is advised - by the submission of an Airport Facilitation Request form - at least five working days in advance of the visit, the Australian Government will exempt the following senior visitors - for official, transit and private visits - from aviation security screening for international and domestic departures:
- head of state and accompanying spouse and children
- head of national government and accompanying spouse and children
- foreign minister and accompanying spouse and children.
This exemption does not apply to accompanying delegations. The exemption may apply to the visitor’s carry-on baggage, which must be clearly identified, although some airlines routinely decline to exempt carry-on baggage from security screening. All checked-in baggage will undergo security screening.