Electronic Keys (EKA)

Find out how to apply for an Electronic Key (EKA) at Darwin International Airport.


Darwin International Airport (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 (EKA). Electronic Keys are issued to companies that 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 Key application form and return it to our office (Terminal Control Centre, Gate A, Ground Floor) in person or via post. We require the original copy with original signatures.

There is a $100.00 deposit payable for all DIA issued keys. You must retain your receipt and produce this when returning your key in order to be refunded your deposit. The deposit will only be refunded to the company stated on the receipt. Deposits will be refunded on return of a key less the cost of restoring the key to its original condition, which at a minimum will be a new battery and new tip at approximately $30.00. DIA will determine the final deposit refund applicable.