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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.

Community Giving

Community Giving Program

The team at Airport Development Group are regular and enthusiastic supporters of charities and not-for-profit groups in the Territory.

The Community Giving Program was setup to distribute funds dedicated to supporting the disadvantaged in our community.

One of the most prominent fundraisers is the annual Airport Development Group Charity Golf Day, which is held every year in August to raise funds for an important Top End cause.

Applying for Funds

Airport Development Group’s Community Giving Program (CGP) offers grants to not-for-profit charities and community groups in the NT. Individual requests may be considered.

Grants are used to support the purchase of tangible items that benefit our community. You may apply for one of our 20 grants of $1,000 each. There is two rounds of 10 grants. First round of applications is now closed. Second round will open in September 2022.

The Committee welcomes applications from groups and individuals working in the following categories:

  • Youth
  • Health
  • Education
  • Arts
  • Sport
  • Disadvantaged

Applications are assessed using the following criteria:

  1. Local: the funds must benefit Territorians.
  2. Tangible: the funds must be used to purchase specific items, products or service. You need to be able to demonstrate the benefits to the community.
    Examples of what the committee considers to be tangible or specific items is evidenced through the support we have provided to previous beneficiaries, which can be found here.
  3. Not reliant on continuing support to ensure the CGP is able to support a wide range of community projects, we ask that beneficiaries demonstrate that their work is able to continue without ongoing donations.

Community Giving Program in Action

Below are some of the Committee’s recent beneficiaries.

Worlds Team in Uniform


As part of our Community Giving Program, ADG match fortnightly staff contributions to support a range of initiatives for local charities.

Earlier this month we donated these funds to TeamHEALTH for the purchase of 5 new mobility scooters. The scooters will be used to assist their 'Home Care Package' participants access services, people and places within our community.

Ian Kew presenting cheque to Dawn House

Menzies School of Health

Menzies School of Health Research is one step closer to purchasing an anaerobic chamber, thanks to a generous donation of $13,030 from the Darwin Airport Workplace Giving scheme.

The chamber is a crucial piece of equipment for growing anaerobic bacteria that can be found in children under the age of 5 with middle ear infections and chronic lung disease.

Airport Development Group is grateful for the opportunity to support this worthy cause which will have a direct impact on the lives of many children in the NT, especially Indigenous children under the age of 10 who commonly suffer from middle ear infections.

Taking time out of his hectic schedule, Santa found time to visit the children of remote community Tennant Creek on Wednesday 12th December. He exchanged his traditional sleigh for a trip aboard an Airnorth aircraft. Delivering a swag of donated gifts, Santa brought welcome joy to a community enduring the unwavering heat of December in the NT. was proud to sponsor the community BBQ for this event, and commend Airnorth for their continued support the NT, particularly servicing the remote corners of the Territory.

Worlds Team in Uniform

Skipping NT

DIA through our Corporate Giving Program, is supporting a talented group of young Darwinites selected to represent Australia at the World Skipping Championships to be held in Shanghai, China, 23 July – 2 August 2018!  We wish them well for their travels and the competition.


Airport and city fire services lock horns in an AFL clash 

Sparks flew when two Northern Territory fire services clashed in a charity football game at TIO Stadium on Saturday 2nd June in the inaugural Streeter/Clay Cup.  The match was held in memory of fallen firefighters Ryan Clay and Rohan Streeter as a fundraiser for the Alan Walker Foundation and Helping People Achieve charities. 

DIA were proud to sponsor the jerseys and shorts for the airport fireys.  A great day of footy and fundraising was had by all who attended.

Cupcake day

RSPCA Cupcake Day

Together with our neighbours, Dept of Environment,  DIA held a  fundraiser for RSPCA cupcake day to raise much needed funds for Darwin’s shelter animals in August.  Members from the RSPCA bought along some very cute kitties who made an appearance for cuddles.

Over $650 was raised on the day and this was matched dollar for dollar by the Corporate Giving Committee.



Pancakes for Pancare!

Did you know Pancreatic Cancer has the lowest survivability rates in the world, with only 7% surviving past 5 years, and one third of patients not surviving the first year after diagnosis? On World Pancreatic Cancer Day, Darwin Airport staff flipped coins and spatulas for a special morning tea to fundraise for this worthy cause – Pancakes for Pancare! Not only were the offerings delicious, the funds raised were matched by the Corporate Giving Committee making the donation a total of $570.

Cupcake day

Tracey Village Rebels Baseball Club

Through the Corporate Giving program, Darwin Airport was recently able to support the Tracey Village Rebels Baseball Club by assisting with the purchase of some much-needed equipment. On Sunday 9th September, three senior teams won their respective grand finals with players using the new 2018 Easton 650 Series Bats purchased through the Airports’ sponsorship.


Charity Golf Day 2022

Now in it's 14th year, the next Charity Golf Day will be held on Friday 12th August 2022 at Darwin Golf Club.

Through the generous support of our sponsors, players, staff and volunteers, the golf day usually raises between $30,000 and $60,000 for a local Top End charity.

This year, we are supporting Henbury School, a strong and vibrant special needs high school located in Darwin for students aged 12-18 years with mild to severe intellectual disability and/or multiple disabilities. The school’s aim is to provide opportunities for all students with special needs to achieve individual autonomy and full participation in the economic, civic and social life of the community.

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