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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.



Darwin International Airport (DIA) incorporates 87 hectares of undeveloped airport property, which is high value land adjacent to that required for aviation-related and ancillary support uses.

DIA is well-situated as the gateway to both the city of Darwin and the Northern Territory, which in turn is well-situated geographically, politically and economically for dynamic opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.

The 87 hectares of undeveloped land have been divided into four broad land uses:

Business park
facilitates commercial and business development benefiting from a location close to the airport and central to Darwin’s northern suburbs. This area provides sites with good vehicular access to the arterial road network and internal airport roads, and allows for a range of land uses and lot sizes.

Service industry
encourages and facilitates service and light industry requiring a location close to the airport. This area provides large sites with services and good vehicular access and allows for a range of land uses.

Airport business
encourages the development of a range of commercial/business enterprises. This land ensures a central and convenient location for gateway commercial development, adjacent to the main access roads to and from the terminal precinct with good access to the arterial road network.

Tourist facilities
encourages viable tourist/visitor development allowing for land uses, including retail and trading, retail food outlets, convention/function facilities, sports and recreation, hotel/resort and office/administration.

Darwin Airport Central

Darwin Airport Central is a new business, retail and entertainment precinct set in an inspiring urban habitat in the true heart of Darwin. With the Central Business District (CBD), port and Palmerston to the south, and the hospital and Casuarina to the north, it’s convenient, accessible and connected – and 80 per cent of Darwin’s population lives within a ten minute drive.

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Resources for Tenants
Submit a maintenance request or learn more about services and facilities management with the DIA Tenant Handbook using the links below.

DIA Tenant Handbook 
DIA Environment Management Handbook

Tenant Maintenance Request Online Form

Expressions of Interest

There are no EOI opportunities available at this time.