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Requirements for government magazine access card holders

From 1 February 2020, any person who applies for a new government magazine access card needs to have a security clearance.

Transitional provisions may apply for existing access card holders (see table below).

Security clearance requirements for government magazine access card holders

Government magazine access card holder statusDateRequirements
New applications for a government magazine access card Application made on or after 1 February 2020
  • You must have a security clearance before you can hold a government magazine access card
Existing holders of a government magazine access card Government magazine access card issued before 1 February 2020
  • You must have a security clearance by 1 February 2022 or your access card will be cancelled

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