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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 Consultation Group


The overall role of the Darwin International Airport Community Consultation Group is to consult on community issues arising from Airport operations and developments.

Specifically, the work of the Consultation Group will include:

  • existing and proposed Airport development and operations
  • steps being taken to implement or develop the Airport’s Master Plan
  • noise (including aircraft noise) and environmental issues
  • ground transport and access issues
  • improvements or changes to airport facilities
  • relevant reports from Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Airservices Australia and Civil Aviation Safety Authority
  • the contribution of the airport to the local, regional and national economy.

The Consultation Group is not there to resolve airport or aircraft related complaints or resolve aviation related commercial disputes.

For further information contact


Report from Meeting - 3 March 2022

2021 Stakeholder Engagement Report 
Report from Meeting - 4 November 2021 
Report from Meeting - 29 July 2021 
Report from Meeting - 4 March 2021 

2020 Stakeholder Engagement Report 
Report from Meeting - 5 November 2020
Report from Meeting - 30 July 2020
Report from Meeting - 12 March 2020

2019 Stakeholder Engagement Report 
Report from Meeting - 14 November 2019 
Report from Meeting - 11 July 2019
Report from Meeting - 14 March 2019

2018 Stakeholder Engagement Report
Report from Meeting - 22 November 2018
Report from Meeting - 5 July 2018
Report from Meeting - 15 March 2018

2017 Stakeholder Engagement Report
Report from Meeting - 2 November 2017
Report from Meeting - 20 July 2017
Report from Meeting - 9 March 2017

Report from Meeting - 10 November 2016
Report from Meeting - 14 July 2016
Report from Meeting - 31 March 2016

Report from Meeting - 19 November 2015
Report from Meeting - 2 July 2015
Report from Meeting - 15 March 2015

Terms of Reference


Chris Bigg, Independent Chair
Dawn Lawrie, Community Member
Grahame Webb, Community Member
Andrew Hardy, Aircraft Operator (CEO Hardy Aviation)
Glen Hingley, Tourism Sector (General Manager Tourism Top End)
Greg Ireland, Business Sector (CEO NT Chamber of Commerce)
WGCDR Andrew Anthony, Department of Defence (CO 13SQN / Senior ADF Officer RAAF Base Darwin & Curtin)
Tony Edmondstone, CEO Darwin International Airport

In addition, the following federal organisations are observers who attend meetings and present reports to the Community Consultation Group:

  • Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities– attends all meetings;
  • Airservices Australia – attends as required;
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority – attends as required.