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Please be aware, road crews will commence resurfacing works on some airport roads beginning Saturday 8th December. The works will take around 3 weeks to complete.

During the resurfacing works, there will be traffic diversions in place and some minor delays may be experienced. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.


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


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

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.

Drug and Alcohol Management

The Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 99 Drug and Alcohol Management Plans and Testing came into effect on 23 March 2009. This legislation applies to all those deemed to undertake regular Safety Sensitive Aviation Activities (SSAA) and/or required to work airside at Darwin International Airport (DIA).

The prime requirement of CASR Part 99 is for organisations to either have and comply with their own Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) or elect to be compliant with another organisation’s DAMP due to contractual arrangements. A key component of this legislation is the requirement for pre-deployment/employment testing for alcohol and other drugs.

Pre-deployment/employment testing for alcohol and other drugs is a requirement for those undertaking a role as a regular SSAA employee under CASR Part  99.010 and/or are required to undertake airside work at DIA (regular SSAA employee means a SSAA employee who is reasonably likely to perform an applicable SSAA at least 2 or more times every 90 days). Completion of a Drug and Alcohol Education Program (DAEP) is another requirement.

Alcohol and other drug pre-deployment/employment testing must be undertaken less than 90 days prior to becoming a regular SSAA employee and the test result must be negative.

To download and view the NT Airports Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) please click on the below link:

Contractors who do not have a CASA approved DAMP can operate under the NTA DAMP, they will however require to complete an NTA DAEP and be subject to alcohol and other drugs pre-deployment testing. For further information please contact the DIA Aerodrome Safety & Standards Manager Bob Calaby on:

T: (08) 8920 1851

Bicycles Airside

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