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Notice re peak travel period

December is one of the busiest periods at Darwin International Airport. Please ensure you arrive at the airport in plenty of time to check-in, drop off your bags and proceed through security.


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.



If you have any safety queries or you have identified a potential hazard you would like to report, please contact the WHS Adviser 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 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 Accidents or Hazards

All accidents, incidents or near misses that occur on the airport site are required to be reported to DIA. If you need to report a hazard, an accident or an aerodrome event, please complete the following forms as appropriate and forward to the WHS adviser.

FRM-001 Aerodrome Events
FRM-002 Accidents
FRM-004 Hazards

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 WHS Advisor.

Contractors may be inspected or audited at any time by the WHS Advisor 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:

WHS Advisor - 0402 782 375
or your NT Airports Project Manager or Maintenance Coordinator

Minimum Airside PPE Policy

Northern Territory Airports considers the safety of staff and other airport users to be of paramount importance. To assist in the achievement of this, we have a mandatory Minimum Airside PPE Policy.

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.