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Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of everyone passing through or working at our airport. We are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone is protected. For information about our response to COVID-19 and current airport operations, please contact the NT Airports COVID-19 Community Hotline on 1800 313 177 to listen to the latest information or visit our COVID-19 Passenger Information page. 

Working on Airport Requirements

Working on Airport Information

Airports operate within a highly regulated environment and special conditions and regulations apply which may not apply at other workplaces, such as Aviation Safety (Civil Aviation Safety Authority), Security (Dept of Home Affairs – Aviation and Maritime Security Division) and Biosecurity compliance requirements. All people who perform work at a Northern Territory Airports (NTA) site must complete and pass the Working on Airport Induction.

The Working on Airport Induction is a mandatory requirement with the objective to protect contractors, service providers, employees, members of the public, and the assets of NTA from potential hazards.

Other specific operational inductions may also be required.

Business and Individual Registration Forms

To receive an invitation to complete the NTA Working on Airport Induction, complete the relevant registration form and submit to the nominated email address on the form. A link to the induction will then be sent.

Where applying for an ASIC – Business and Individual Registration 

Where not applying for an ASIC but performing work at the Airport 

Biosecurity Reporting and Response Procedures


In accordance with the Biosecurity Act 2016, airport operators, airlines and aviation industry participants have procedures in place to manage, report and respond to biosecurity risks.

People who work at airports, particularly those involved in the processing of international arrivals, are in a unique position to notice biosecurity risks and respond to and report them.

Managing Australia’s biosecurity is a shared responsibility and biosecurity risk awareness is included in the Working on Airport induction that is required to be completed by all people who work on Northern Territory Airports; and the following links provide guidance and information for reporting and responding to biosecurity risks.

Reportable Ill Traveller Reporting Procedure

This document provides an introductory guide to airlines and aircraft operators, including What must be reported, when and to whom the report be given and how.

Reportable Ill Traveller Reporting Procedure

Reportable Biosecurity Incident Procedure

It is important that biosecurity risks are mitigated and are reported as soon as practicable. This document provides guidance on Reporting a biosecurity incident and link to the Reportable Biosecurity Incident form.

Reportable Biosecurity Incident Procedure

Biosecurity Incident Response Procedures

Biosecurity incidents are events which increase the likelihood of biosecurity risks being realised and it is important that there is timely response to firstly contain and manage the incident.

These procedures primarily deal with the response to a Level one incident, that is, a low-level biosecurity incident, being managed by local resources with little or no external support, such as, a waste spillage.

Biosecurity Incident Response Procedures

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

Contractor Information

All contractors must be approved by the Northern Territory Airports (NTA) Operations Department before any work can commence. To become an approved contractor the Working on Airport Induction must first be completed. In addition to completing the Working on Airport Induction, all contractors (including sub-contractors) working on NTA land must read and understand the Site Rules for Contractors before a PERCOW (Permits to Commence Work) will be issued.

All contractors must complete a Contractors Monthly WHS Report through their Project Manager or NTA Authorised Person with a copy being sent through to the WHS Advisor.

All approved contractors are required to sign in and out when on site at the Airport.

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 Work Health And Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011.

Any queries or concerns about safety at NTA contact WHS Advisor – 0402 782 375 or, your NTA Project Manager or NTA Authorised Person