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NT Health has mandated the use of Face Masks in all Territory airports.  Face Masks must be worn at all times in the terminal.

Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of everyone passing through or working at our airport and we are following the directions of NT Health to ensure everyone is protected.

For information about the Northern Territory Government’s COVID-19 response go to (link is external) or call the national advice hotline – 1800 020 080.

For specific information about how NT Airports is managing COVID-19 visit - COVID-19 Passenger information


Our Commitment

Darwin International Airport (DIA) is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and environment for its employees, contractors and stakeholders.

View our safety policy:

Health and Safety Policy

Safety Bulletins

Darwin International Airport provides safety information relating to relevant topics to assist airport stakeholders to manage their safety.

2019 Safety Bulletins

2019 01                       Penalty Points System – Airside Drivers
2019 02                       Masonry Wall Safety – Airport construction work
2019 03                       Changed Pedestrian Crossings – Henry Wrigley Dr
2019 04                       Melioidosis Warning
2019 05                       Staff Car Park Access Safety
2019 06                       DIA Solar Farm incident & restricted access
2019 07                       Dnata Carpark Traffic Flow
2019 08                       DIA Terminal Roof Access Induction
2019 09                       Safety when working near machinery
2019 10                       Road safety strategy - DIA East End Precinct
2019 11                       Henry Wrigley in-bound - Keep Clear zones
2019 12                       Ensure electrical switchboards are locked
2019 13                       DIA East End Waste Station - Safe Use
2019 14                       DIA Operations updates and changes
2019 15                       Report all incidents
2019 16                       Airside PPE clarification advice
2019 17                       Using Airport Carparks
2019 18                       DIA Waste Station - Hard Waste Bin Trial


If you have any safety queries or you have identified a potential hazard you would like to report, please contact the Health and Safety Manager for NT Airports, Steve Caldwell. 

T: (08) 8920 1969
M: 0402 782 375 

Airport Safety Week

October is National Safe Work Month, a national initiative to promote health and safety in workplaces across the country. One week is dedicated specifically to Airport Safety, bringing airport communities together with a common cause – to create a safe environment where airport stakeholders and the general public can work cohesively.

With events across Darwin and Alice Springs Airports, Airport Safety Week is themed with various events taking place for airport staff to attend and further their knowledge of what makes a safe working environment. 

Download the 2020 National Safe Work Month reporthere

Download the 2018 National Safe Work Month Summary of Events here

Download the 2018 National Safe Work Month Precis of Events here

Download the 2017 National Safe Work Month Summary of Events here

Download the 2015 National Safe Work Month report here

Download the 2016 National Safe Work Month report here

Reporting Events

All accidents (including motor vehicle accidents - MVA), incidents, near misses and hazards that occur on the airport site are required to be reported to NT Airports.  If you need to report a hazard, near miss, accident or incident please complete the following forms and / or send an email with all the details to

Contractor Safety

All contractors working on NT Airports land must be approved, registered and inducted for safety and drug and alcohol as a minimum refer to Contractors and Staff section of the website. In addition, all contractors must complete a Contractors Monthly WHS Report through their Project Manager with a copy being sent through to the NTA Health & Safety Manager on

Contractors may be inspected or audited at any time by the NTA Health & Safety Manager who may check for compliance with the Site Rules for Contractors and the WHS (National Uniform Legislation) Act & Regulations.

Any queries or concerns about safety on NT Airports contact:

NTA Health & Safety Manager on 0402 782 375 or on

or your NT Airports Project Manager or Maintenance Coordinator

Ladder Safety

Ladders are potentially dangerous pieces of equipment if they are not selected carefully to suit the task, if damaged or not used correctly.

At NT Airports, we are committed to providing a safe workplace, and to this end, we are very strict on ladder safety.

If you are going to use a ladder at Darwin International or Alice Springs Airports, you must ensure you have the right equipment for the task, and to assist you in this process, please use the Ladder Selection Checklist or Ladder Safety presentation below.

Ladder Selection Checklist
Ladder Safety Toolbox Presentation

Working on DIA Terminal Roof

Access to the terminal roof is restricted to approved personnel, who will be subject to DIA procedures. These include reporting to responsible persons within DIA, completing risk assessments and in some cases the use of harnesses and lanyards.

If you need to access the terminal roof, please refer to the interim procedures for instructions on each of the different roof areas.

DIA Terminal Roof Procedures

Accessing Water Tower

Access to the Water Tower is strictly restricted to contractors and staff who are authorised to do so, and must be done by instructed personnel in accordance with the Water Tower Access Procedure.

Bicycles Airside

DIA has a requirement to strictly control the use of bicycles airside. Airside use of bicycles policy.

Spill Management procedure

DIA Spill management procedure