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Identification Cards ›
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Aviation Security Identification Cards (ASICs) ›
   Access Control Permission Types ›
   Online Security Induction ›
   Updating ASIC Card  ›
   Visitor Identification Cards (VICs) ›
   Application Forms ›
Registering with DIA Security Department ›
Electronic Keys ›
Fees and Payment Options ›

Identification Cards 

In order to work in secure areas of the airport you are required to obtain and correctly display a valid Identification Card. Access to secure areas of Darwin International Airport (DIA) is controlled via locked doors with electronic access control or electronic locks/padlocks. 

New Companies

If you are a new company operating at DIA you will be required to register with the DIA Security Department before you are able to obtain Identification Cards, Access Control permissions or Electronic Keys. To register please complete the following form and return it to our office (Terminal Control Centre, Gate A) in person or via post- we require the original copy with original signatures.
DIA Business Registration - Form-S001

Aviation Security Identification Cards (ASICs)

An ASIC is a nationally consistent Identification Card which is used to identify a person who has been the subject of a background check. All persons at the airport requiring unescorted or frequent access to secure areas are required, under government regulations, to have an ASIC. The ASIC scheme is a layer of security that ensures that only people who have been background checked to a certain level are permitted to be in the secure areas of airports without supervision. 

If you require unescorted or frequent access to secure areas of DIA for the operation of an aircraft or the airport then you can apply to DIA for an ASIC. All ASIC applicants will undergo a series of background checks via AusCheck, this process can take up to 8 weeks. If there are any specific security queries or concerns regarding your application then AusCheck will contact you directly.

We will contact you once a decision has been made regarding your ASIC application; if it has been approved then you will be required to sit the DIA Online Security Induction prior to the collection of your ASIC. We will forward details of how to access the Induction once your ASIC has been approved. To prepare for the Induction you are required to read the DIA Security and Safety Awareness Guide.

The renewal process for an ASIC is the same as for an initial application; please utilise the same form and include copies of ID and all relevant attachments.

When collecting your ASIC you will be required to bring with you your original identification documents and your signed Training Record that will be sent to you following successful completion of the DIA Online Security Induction. 

ASICs must be returned to DIA on expiry, cancellation or if you no longer have a valid operational requirement to hold one. Penalties apply for non-return.

To apply for an ASIC please complete the following form and return it to our office (Terminal Control Centre, Gate 6) in person or via post. We require the original copy with original signatures:
DIA ASIC Application – Form-S002
DIA Security and Safety Awareness Guide 

Access Control Permission Types

Access Control on existing ASIC

If you have an ASIC issued by an Issuing Body other than DIA that is able to be coded with Access Control permissions then you need to complete the following form and return it to our office (Terminal Control Centre, Gate 6) in person- we require the original copy with original signatures.

If you are not sure if your ASIC is able to be coded then you can test it by badging it on one of the readers at DIA- if the reader beeps and goes red then your ASIC is able to be coded, if the reader does nothing then it is not able to be coded and you will need to apply for a separate Access Card instead (see the Access Control on separate Access Card section).
DIA Access Control Application – Form-S007

The Access Control permissions on your ASIC will expire on the same date that your ASIC expires. You will need to complete and submit the above form each time you are issued with a new ASIC in order to obtain new Access Control permissions.
Before Access Control permissions can be granted you are required to sit the DIA Online Security Induction. 

Access Control on Separate Access Card

If you have an ASIC issued by an Issuing Body other than DIA that is not able to be coded with Access Control permissions then you need to complete the following form and return it to our office (Terminal Control Centre, Gate 6) in person or via post- we require the original copy with original signatures.

If you are not sure if your ASIC is able to be coded then you can test it by badging it on one of the readers at DIA- if the reader beeps and goes red then your ASIC is able to be coded (see the Access Control on ASIC section), if the reader does nothing then it is not able to be coded and you will need to apply for an Access Card using the form below.
DIA Access Card Application – Form-S005

The Access Control permissions on your Access Card will expire on the same date that your ASIC expires. See the Access Card Update section for how to update your Access Card permissions.

Online Security Induction

All persons obtaining a DIA ASIC, Access Card or Access Control Permissions are required to sit the DIA Online Security Induction. The Induction is a mandatory requirement with the objective of keeping DIA safe and secure for all passengers and staff. To prepare for your induction you will need to download and read the guidebook, DIA Security and Safety Awareness Guide.

If you have applied for a DIA ASIC

  1. Please do not register for an Induction if you have applied to DIA for your ASIC- we will register you automatically once your ASIC is approved.
  2. Once your application has been approved we will send you an email with your username and password and a link to the induction.
  3. On successful completion of the induction you will receive an email with an attached Training Record; you are required to print and sign the Training Record and bring it with you to the Terminal Control Centre (Gate 6) when collecting your ASIC.
  4. Remember – you also need to bring your original identification documents with you when collecting your ASIC.

If you are applying for Access Control Permissions, an Access Card or an Update to your Access Card

  1. You will be required to register to sit the DIA Online Security Induction
  2. We will send you an email with your username and password and a link to the induction within 72 hours.
  3. On successful completion of the induction you will receive an email with an attached Training Record; you are required to print and sign the Training Record and bring it with you to the Terminal Control Centre (Gate 6) along with your application form. 

Updating ASIC Card 

If you hold a separate DIA Access Card with Access Control permissions then these permissions will expire on the same date that your ASIC expires. When you receive a new ASIC you will need to complete the below form in order to update your Access Card with new Access Control permissions. Please return completed forms to our office (Terminal Control Centre, Gate 6) in person or via post- we require the original copy with original signatures.
DIA Access Card Update Application – Form-S006

Visitor Identification Cards (VICs)

All visitors without an ASIC who require access to secure areas of the airport for work related purposes must obtain a Visitor Identification Card (VIC) and be supervised by a valid ASIC holder at all times.

A visitor may only be issued up to a total of 28 days worth of VICs within a 12 month period. If a person requires access beyond 28 days in 12 months, they must apply for an ASIC. Once a person has submitted their ASIC application, and their application has been accepted by DIA, they can then be issued with multi day VICs every 28 days until their ASIC is issued. If the applicant has applied for their ASIC through an Issuing Body other than DIA (e.g. through Qantas, CASA, Jetstar etc.) they must provide proof of their application to DIA before additional VICs will be issued.

To obtain a VIC the applicant must be accompanied by a valid ASIC holder at the time of issue and the applicant must present valid identification. A VIC that is issued for longer than a 24 hour period is required to contain a photograph of the applicant.

VIC issue takes approximately 15 minutes. If you are visiting the airport as part of a group who will all require VICs it is recommend that you pre-register in order to speed up the process. To pre-register, please complete the below form and return it to asicdrw@ntairports.com.au.
DIA VIC Pre-Registration – Form-S014 

VICs must be returned to DIA on expiry, cancellation or if you no longer have a valid operational requirement to hold one. Penalties apply for non-return.

VICs can be obtained from:

Terminal Control Centre (TCC)
Gate 6, Ground Floor
DIA Terminal Building
T: +61 8 8920 1805

Airport Management Centre (AMC)
1 Fenton Court 
Eaton NT 0820
T: +61 8 8920 1811

We also have a number of Airport Operators who issue 24 hour VICs on our behalf. If you are visiting one of these companies you will be able to obtain a VIC from them rather than through DIA.

Application Forms

There are a number of other application forms that you may need to use dependent on your circumstances. We will advise you if you are required to complete and submit any of the below forms:

DIA Replacement ASIC Application – Form-S003
DIA ASIC Transfer Application – Form-S004
DIA Reissue of Cancelled ASIC Application – Form-S009
DIA Reissue of ASIC Application Visa Renewal – Form-S010
DIA Temporary ASIC Application – Form-S013

Electronic Keys

DIA gates and doors that are not fitted with access control readers are controlled via electronic locks and padlocks with access obtained via Electronic Keys. Electronic Keys are issued to companies who have a valid operational requirement to access certain areas of the airport. It is the company’s responsibility to ensure that Keys are kept under constant control and are only utilised by staff that have a lawful purpose to use them at that time.

To apply for an Electronic Key a company must be registered with the DIA Security Department and an authorised signatory must complete the following form and return it to our office (Terminal Control Centre, Gate 6) in person or via post- we require the original copy with original signatures:

DIA Key Application – Form-S008 
Guidebook to EKA system
Short video here about the EKA system
Short video here on how to open a lock with your Electronic Key
Short video here on how to replace the battery in your Electronic Key

Fees and Payment Options

All application fees are payable at the time of submission - no applications will be accepted without payment. All application fees are non-refundable, even if an application is unsuccessful or cancelled.

DIA accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • EFTPOS
  • Credit    
  • Cheque made payable to Darwin International Airport

Please check with your employer as to any payment arrangements they have set up with us. Your company has the option of providing DIA with an Ongoing Credit Card Authority Form that will be securely retained by us and used for payment each time the company submits an application. Alternatively, you can attach a Single Payment Credit Card Authority Form that we will use for once off payment.
DIA Ongoing Credit Card Authority Form
DIA Single Payment Credit Card Authority Form

Please see below for current charges and downloadable application forms:

Form
#
Type Application Form Fee
(GST incl)
S001 Business Registration DIA Business Registration No fee
S002 ASIC APPLICATION DIA ASIC Application  $220
S003 ASIC APPLICATION (UNDER 18) DIA ASIC Application  $110
S004 REPLACEMENT ASIC DIA Replacement ASIC Application  $80
S005 ASIC COMPANY TRANSFER DIA ASIC Transfer Application  $80
S006 ACCESS CARD DIA Access Card Application $20
S007 ACCESS CARD UPDATE DIA Access Card Update Application NO FEE
S008 ACCESS CONTROL DIA Access Control Application  NO FEE
S009 ELECTRONIC KEY DIA Key Application $100 (DEPOSIT)
S010 REISSUE OF   CANCELLED ASIC DIA Reissue of Cancelled ASIC Application  $110
S011 REISSUE OF ASIC DUE TO VISA RENEWAL DIA Reissue of ASIC Application Visa Renewal  $110
S012 TEMPORARY ASIC (LESS THAN 24 HOURS) DIA Temporary ASIC Application  NO FEE
S013 TEMPORARY ASIC (OVER 24 HOURS) DIA Temporary ASIC Application  $80
S014 VISITOR IDENTIFICATION CARD DIA VIC Pre-Registration  NO FEE
S015 ELECTRONIC KEY Waste Transfer Facility Key Application   

Contractors

Airports operate within a highly regulated environment and special conditions apply to contractors which may not apply at other sites.  All businesses (Contractors, including sub-contractors and their employees and agents) engaged to carry out works for Darwin International Airport on the DIA site must be registered as an Approved Contractor with the DIA Engineering Department before a Permit to Commence Work will be issued.

Please complete the Approved Contractor Registration Form when registering a new business to be included on Darwin International Airport’s Approved Contractor Register.

Register additional new personnel to an already existing Approved Contractor with Darwin International Airport.

Completed forms are to be sent to the DIA Engineering Department, details below.

All persons are required to obtain a DIA Contractors Pass prior to carrying out any works or maintenance activities on the airport site. To obtain a DIA Contractor Pass, you are required to sit and pass the DIA Contractor Induction which is based on the DIA Site Rules for Contractors guidebook. This document provides a set of rules for contractors engaged by DIA to carry out both maintenance and contracted works. The Induction is a mandatory requirement with the objective to protect contractors, employees, members of the public, and the assets of DIA from potential hazards.

To prepare for your induction you will need to download, read and understand the DIA Site Rules For Contractors Guidebook.

You will be registered to complete the induction once you have submitted the appropriate Registration Forms. We will send you an email with your username and password and a link to complete the induction. Upon successful completion of the Contractors Induction, and if required an alcohol and other drugs test and DAMP Induction, a Contractors Pass will then be issued at the discretion of Darwin International Airport. The pass can be collected from the DIA Airport Management Centre.

All contractors who are required to perform regular (at least two or more times every 90 days) works in the airport's secure areas or undertake a Safety Sensitive Aviation Activity (SSAA) within an aerodrome testing area are required to comply with NT Airports Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP). As well as gaining a Contractor Pass you will be required to undergo the NT Airports DAMP Induction and are subject to alcohol and other drugs pre-deployment/employment testing. Please see Drug and Alcohol Management for further information.

If you are required to operate in any of the airport’s secure areas you will also need to obtain a relevant identification card, please see the Identification Cards and Access Control section for further information. Not all contractors working at Darwin Airport are required to work in secure areas. Please speak to your NT Airports Responsible Officer (Work Coordinator or Project Manager) if you are unsure.

DIA Engineering Department

Airport Management Centre
1 Fenton Court, Eaton NT 0820

Postal Address
PO Box 40996 Casuarina NT 0811 


Staff

Staff Car Parking ›
Contact ›

Staff Car Parking

The Staff Car Park facility is provided by Darwin International Airport (DIA) for use by airport staff only. A company applying for Staff Car Park access must be able to demonstrate that its employees are required to work within the Terminal Building as part of their regular employment duties.

Staff Car Park Access Cards are issued to companies and not on an individual basis. It is the company’s responsibility to administer the allocation of Staff Card Park Access Cards to its employees and also to notify DIA of any lost, stolen or damaged cards.

The Staff Car Park annual access fee is charged per Access Card, and applies for the full financial year. The access fee payable will be calculated pro-rata from the month of card issue through to 30 June. Replacement Access Cards due to loss, theft or damage will be charged at an additional $20 for each replacement.
Apply for a Staff Car Park Access Card

Please submit completed applications to carparks@ntairports.com.au or

Postal Address
FAO: Ground Transport Coordinator       
DIA PO Box 40996
Casuarina NT 0811

In person 
Terminal Control Centre (TCC)          
Gate A, Ground Floor
DIA Terminal Building

In person
Airport Management Centre (AMC)
1 Fenton Court
Eaton, NT 0820

For further information on the Staff Card Park, or information regarding the General Aviation Car Park, including current pricing schedules, please contact:
DIA Ground Transport Coordinator
T: +61 8 8920 1974
E: carparks@ntairports.com.au

Contact

Identification Cards and Access Control

Terminal Control Centre (TCC) 

Gate A, Ground Floor 
DIA Terminal Building

Postal Address
Darwin International Airport
PO Box 40996 
Casuarina NT 0811 

T: +61 8 8920 1822
E: asicdrw@ntairports.com.au
E: security.drw@ntairports.com.au

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 0800 – 1400 
Closed on Public Holidays and weekends

If you have an urgent enquiry outside of these hours please contact:
DIA Airport Duty Manager (ADM)
T: +61 401 005 977
E: diaadms@ntairports.com.au


OH&S

Our Commitment ›
   Airport Safety Week ›
Drug and Alcohol Management ›
Policies ›   
   Minimum Airside PPE Policy ›
   Ladder Safety ›
   Working on Terminal Roof ›
   Water Tower ›
   NT Worksafe Legislation Fact Sheets ›
Reporting Accidents or Hazards ›
Contact ›

Our Commitment

Darwin International Airport (DIA) is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and environment for its employees, contractors and stakeholders. Please click on the links below to view our safety and environment policies:
Health and Safety Policy
Environment Policy

Airport Safety Week

Airport Safety Week is on again this October, with a number of events for airport staff and stakeholders happening throughout the week.
View Schedule of Events for Airport Safety Week.

Drug and Alcohol Management

The Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 99 Drug and Alcohol Management Plans and Testing came into effect on 23 March 2009. This legislation applies to all those deemed to undertake regular Safety Sensitive Aviation Activities (SSAA) and/or required to work airside at Darwin International Airport (DIA).

The prime requirement of CASR Part 99 is for organisations to either have and comply with their own Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) or elect to be compliant with another organisation’s DAMP due to contractual arrangements. A key component of this legislation is the requirement for pre-deployment/employment testing for alcohol and other drugs.

Pre-deployment/employment testing for alcohol and other drugs is a requirement for those undertaking a role as a regular SSAA employee under CASR Part 99 99.010 and/or are required to undertake airside work at DIA (regular SSAA employee means a SSAA employee who is reasonably likely to perform an applicable SSAA at least 2 or more times every 90 days).

Alcohol and other drug pre-deployment/employment testing must be undertaken less than 90 days prior to becoming a regular SSAA employee and the test result must be negative.

View the NT Airports Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP).

Contractors who do not have a CASA approved DAMP can operate under the NTA DAMP, they will however require a NTA DAMP induction and will still be subject to alcohol and other drugs pre-demployment testing. For further information please contact:
Bob Calaby, DIA Aerodrome Safety & Standards Manager
T: +61 8 8920 1851
E: bob.calaby@ntairports.com.au

Policies

Minimum Airside PPE Policy

NTA considers the safety of staff and other airport users to be of paramount importance and to assist in the achievement of this has a mandatory Minimum Airside PPE Policy.

Ladder Safety

Ladders are potentially dangerous pieces of equipment if they are not selected carefully to suit the task, if damaged or not used correctly. At NT Airports we are committed to providing a safe workplace and to this end we are very strict on ladder safety. If you are going to use a ladder at Darwin International or Alice Springs Airports you must ensure you have the right equipment for the task, and to assist you in this process please use the Ladder Selection Checklist or Ladder Safety presentation below.
Ladder Selection Checklist
Ladder Safety Toolbox Presentation

Working on Terminal Roof

Access to the terminal roof is restricted to approved personnel, who will be subject to DIA procedures. These include reporting to responsible person within DIA, completing risk assessments in some cases use of harnesses and lanyards. If you need to access the terminal roofplease refer to the interim procedures for instructions on each of the different roof areas.
DIA Terminal Roof Procedures

Water Tower

Access to the water Tower is strictly restricted to contractors and staff who are authorised to do so and must be done by instructed personnel in accordance with the Tower Access procedures.

NT Worksafe Legislation Fact Sheets

Reporting Accidents or Hazards

All accidents, incidents or near misses that occur on the airport site are required to be reported to DIA. If you need to report a hazard, an accident or an aerodrome event please complete the following forms as appropriate and forward to the WHS adviser.
FRM-001 Aerodrome Events
FRM-002 Accidents
FRM-004 Hazards

Contact

If you have any safety queries or you have identified a potential hazard you would like to report please contact:
Steve Caldwell, WHS Adviser for NT Airports
T: +61 8 8920 1969
M: +61 402 782 375
E: steve.caldwell@ntairports.com.au  


Operations

Airside Driving ›
   Authority to Use Airside (AUA) Permit ›
   Authority to Drive Airside (ADA) Licence ›
   Contact ›
   Fees and Payment Options ›
   Aircraft Radiotelephone Operator Certificate of Proficiency ›
Aerobridge Training ›
   Certification  ›
Crane Operations ›

Airside Driving

Authority to Use Airside (AUA) Permit 

All vehicles operating in the airside area at Darwin International Airport (DIA) must display a valid Authority to Use Airside (AUA) Permit sticker. Before applying for any AUAs applicants are required to complete and submit an Airside Vehicle Indemnity and Release Form and provide evidence of Public Liability insurance for an amount not less than AUD $20 million to DIA.
DIA Airside Vehicle Indemnity and Release Form

An application for an Authority to Use Airside (AUA) Permit must then be completed and submitted to DIA for each vehicle that is required to operate in the airside area. Each application is required to be accompanied by a copy of current NT Vehicle Registration paperwork or a Mechanics Serviceability Inspection Report for non-registered GSE equipment.
DIA Authority to Use Airside (AUA) Permit Application Form

Please submit completed applications and attachments to diaadms@ntairports.com.au or alternatively:

Postal Address
FAO: DIA ADM
DIA PO Box 40996
Casuarina NT 0811

Bring in person
Terminal Control Centre (TCC)
Gate A, Ground Floor
DIA Terminal Building

Authority to Drive Airside (ADA) Licence

Any person required to drive a vehicle in the airside area must be the holder of a valid red ASIC and a current State or Territory motor vehicle Driver Licence and must obtain a DIA Authority to Drive Airside (ADA) Licence. In order to obtain an ADA each applicant must undergo the applicable mandatory 4 or 8 hours practical training under the supervision of an experienced ADA holder, equivalent to or higher than the category of licence being applied for, then sit the DIA Authority to Drive Airside Online Induction and Assessment. Applicants for a Category 3 or 4 Licence must also produce an Aircraft Radiotelephone Operators Certificate of Proficiency issued through CASA before an ADA will be issued.

Initial applicants must produce a Driver’s Log showing they have successfully carried out the minimum required hours of training for the category of licence they are applying for.

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During initial training applicants are required to complete the Practical Training Logbook and prior to the online induction and assessment, all applicants will be required to read and understand the DIA Airside Driver’s Guide.

All candidates are required to gain a 100% pass mark on the Online Induction and Assessment in order to be deemed competent.  Upon successfully completing all the training requirements, candidates must present a signed copy of the Practical Training Logbook (initial applicants only) and/or Online Assessment to the Terminal Control Centre, an ADA will then be granted at the discretion of Darwin International Airport. Please note initial Category 3 applicants will be required to undergo a practical assessment drive with a member of the DIA Operations Team - remember to wear appropriate hi-viz clothing and footwear.

Register for ADA Induction

Please do not register for an Induction if you have applied to DIA for your ASIC- we will register you automatically once your ASIC is approved. We will send you an email with your username and password and a link to the induction within 72 hours.

Aerobridge Operator certification is valid for two (2) years from date of training. Refresher training is to be completed every two years via the Online Induction and Assessment process. 

Contact

To book an Authority to Drive Airside (ADA) test 
T: +61 8 8920 1805
E: diatraining@ntairports.com.au

AUA Permits or ADA Licences Queries
DIA Airport Duty Manager (ADM)
T: +61 401 005 977
E: diaadms@ntairports.com.au

Fees and Payment Options 

All application fees are payable at the time of submission - no applications will be accepted without payment. All application fees are non-refundable, even if an application is unsuccessful or cancelled.

DIA accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • EFTPOS
  • Credit    
  • Cheque made payable to Darwin International Airport

Please check with your employer as to any payment arrangements they have set up with us. Your company has the option of providing DIA with an Ongoing Credit Card Authority Form that will be securely retained by us and used for payment each time the company submits an application. Alternatively, you can attach a Single Payment Credit Card Authority Form that we will use for once off payment.

DIA Ongoing Credit Card Authority Form
DIA Single Payment Credit Card Authority Form

Please see below for current charges and application forms:

Application Form Fee (GST incl)
DIA Authority to Use Airside (AUA) Permit Application Form $80
DIA ASIC Application  $60

Aircraft Radiotelephone Operator Certificate of Proficiency

Flight Advantage currently conduct training courses for staff to receive an Aircraft Radiotelephone Operators Certificate of Proficiency. For more information and the next course date, contact info@flightadvantage.com.au.

Aerobridge Training

Darwin International Airport use passenger aerobridges on four bays on our Regular Public Transport (RPT) Apron. These aerobridges enable passengers to board and disembark easily and efficiently and allow for the safe transfer of passengers between the aircraft and the airport terminal without being affected by weather conditions. They also improve security by limiting access to aprons and operational areas.

These aerobridges are common-use facilities and may only be operated by personnel who are authorised employees of airlines or ground handling agents. Certification as an Aerobridge Operator is restricted to those persons who will be required to regularly operate aerobridges as part of their job function and have successfully completed aerobridge operations training and assessment and certified as competent to operate each type of aerobridge.

Certification

To receive certification as an Aerobridge Operator you are required to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the procedures, you will be required to do the following:

  • Complete the initial Aerobridge Practical Training Record signed by an Authorised Aerobridge Trainer
  • Complete the Online Aerobridge Induction and Assessment

Training will be undertaken in general operating procedures as well as specific local procedures that apply. The trainee will be assessed as competent or not competent by the company’s Authorised Trainer over three dockings for an arriving aircraft, and three retractions for a departing aircraft.
Below are the Practical Training Records to be completed during the initial training process:
Fixed Aerobridge Practical Training Record - Bays 2, 3 and 4
Apron Drive Aerobridge Practical Training Record - Bays 1 and 5

During training and prior to the online induction and assessment, you will be required to read and understand the Aerobridge Operating Guide and Procedures.

Following completion of Practical Training, the candidate must pass an Online Induction and Assessment in order to be deemed competent.  Upon successfully completing all the training requirements, candidates must present a signed copy of the Practical Training Record and Online Assessment to the terminal control centre, certification will then be granted at the discretion of Darwin International Airport. The operators Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) will be validated with the appropriate aerobridge control access.
Register for the Aerobridge Induction and Assessment 

Crane Operation

Crane operations within the vicinity (20kms) of Darwin Aerodrome have the potential to create air safety hazards and may affect airport operations. To protect Darwin Airport’s airspace, all crane activities are required by law to be assessed and approved under the Commonwealth Airports (Protection of Airspace) Regulations 1996 before they can be carried out.

As a crane operator it is an offence under Section 183 of the Airports Act 1996 to carry out, without approval, crane operations which intrude into airport’s protected airspace, it is also an offence not to give information to the Airport of proposed crane activity.

This form is to be completed and submitted 24hrs prior to crane operations being carried out in the vicinity of Darwin International Airport.
Cranes Operations Permit

Darwin aerodrome has four zones to assist you in deciding if notification to Darwin International Airport is required prior to crane activity taking place. The four zones are:

Zone 1
Within RED area - Take-off & Approach Critical Areas
DIA must be notified of ALL crane operations.

Zone 2
Within the BLACK area - Inner Horizontal Surface
DIA must be notified of all crane activity exceeding 20M AGL.

Zone 3
Within the BLUE area - Conical Surface
DIA must be notified of all crane activity exceeding 40M AGL.

Zone 4
Remaining area outside the blue area and within 20km of the aerodrome - Outer Horizontal Surface
DIA must be notified of all crane activity exceeding 80M AGL.

For further information please contact:
Operations Department
T: +61 8 8920 1852
E:  diaadms@ntairports.com.au

If you are unsure of the GPS Coordinates of the crane activity or you wish to provide DIA with further site information please use the below map to mark your exact crane location (please ensure you have submitted a Crane Operations Permit Application first).