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Changes to Parking, Roadworks and Masks at Darwin International Airport

The 2-minute express drop off/pick up zones at Darwin Airport have changed to immediate set down/pick up only. Vehicles will not be able to wait for passengers in these zones. Free 15-minute parking continues to be available in the short-term car park. We recommend all travellers allow additional time to travel to and from the airport.


Masks are no longer required in NT airport terminals.

Awards & Achievements

We're proud of Darwin International Airport and our achievements. We've been working hard to improve every aspect of the airport from service quality to customer experience to environmental management, and we're delighted that some of our hard work is being recognised by external organisations.

Industry Awards

Airports Council International Award

Winner: Asia-Pacific Young Executive of the Year 2018 - Andrew Warrender, Head of Commercial (Terminals), Darwin International Airport

Australian HR Institute Awards

Finalist 2017: Sir Ken Robinson Innovation and Creativity Award

Australian Airport Association Awards

Winner: Airport Innovation and Excellence Award Non-Aeronautical Development category 2017 - Wirraway Business Centre
Winner: Regional Airport of the Year (Small) 2017 - Tennant Creek Airport

Airports Council International Award

Winner: Asia-Pacific Green Airports Platinum Award 2017 (Airports with less than 25 million passengers per annum)

Australian Airport Association Awards

Winner: Airport Innovation and Excellence Award for Environmental Management 2016
Winner: Airport Innovation and Excellence Award, Commercial category 2015

Environmental Awards

Finalist: National Landcare Awards 2012; Urban Landcare Category
Winner: NT Urban Landcare award 2011
Winner: PowerWater Corporation Melaleuca Awards 2011; Commercial/Industrial category (Energy Reduction)
Winner: Power Water Melaleuca Awards 2008; Commercial/Industry category (DIA and Greening Australia NT Conservation Reserve)

Airport Service Quality and Feedback

Darwin International Airport publishes a report detailing passenger satisfaction and feedback on a quarterly basis.

This report provides quality of service information relating to the passenger terminal and services provided in the terminal at Darwin International Airport.

The information provided in the report comes from three sources;

  1. Airport Council International, Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey which is an internationally recognised and detailed survey which asks passengers for their feedback on all aspects of service quality at the airport.
  2. Happy or Not customer satisfaction terminals which consist of four smiley-faced buttons that customers are invited to press to indicate whether they are very happy, happy, unhappy or very unhappy with the service they were provided.
  3. Feedback received through email, website or telephone.

View our customer feedback results

Customer Experience

Our Charter:

  • Sets out how we will provide the highest quality customer experience for everyone
  • Has clear standards on how we expect our employees and partners to behave
  • Helps our customers to understand how our values underpin everything we do and achieve

Download Our Charter