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Contractors & Staff


Airports operate within a highly regulated environment and special conditions apply to contractors which may not apply at other sites.

Businesses working at DIA must register as an Approved Contractor

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.

Add a new business to DIA's Approved Contract Register

Approved Contractor Registration Form

Add new personnel to an already existing Approved Contractor

Contractor Personnel Registration Form

Please send completed forms to the DIA Engineering Department.

DIA Site Rules for Contractors

You must obtain a DIA Contractors Pass

All persons are required to obtain a DIA Contractors Pass prior to carrying out any works or maintenance activities on the airport site. 

How to obtain a DIA Contractor Pass

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.

How to prepare for the DIA Contractor Induction

To prepare for your induction you will need to download, read and understand the guidebook:

DIA Site Rules For Contractors

DIA Contractor Induction registration

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.

You must undergo NT Airports Drug & Alcohol Management Plan Induction

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.

You must obtain a relevant Identification Card

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.

For further information please contact:

DIA Engineering Department
Airport Management Centre
1 Fenton Court, Eaton NT 0820
T: +61 8 8920 1890 | F: +61 8 8920 1800 | E:

PO Box 40996 Casuarina NT 0811

Staff Vehicles and Parking

The Staff Car Park facility is provided by Darwin International Airport (DIA) for use by airport staff only.

How to apply for Staff Car Park access

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

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.

Apply for a Staff Car Park Access Card

To apply for a Staff Car Park Access Card please complete form:

Staff Car Park Access Card Application

Please submit completed applications to or

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 the DIA Ground Transport Coordinator on:

T: (08) 8920 1974

Staff Car Park annual access fee

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 $35 for each replacement.

Staff Induction

DIA firmly believes a thorough induction process is absolutely vital for new members of our team. Our engaging and supportive induction program – tailored for each role - ensures new team members are settled in and productive quickly and happily.