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Changes to Parking and Roadworks at Darwin International Airport – 16 May 2022

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.

Working on Airport

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 Airport Development Group (ADG) 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 ADG from potential hazards.

Other specific operational inductions may also be required.

All persons on airport need to comply with the Working on Airport - Site Rules.


To receive an invitation to complete the ADG 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.

ASIC Application 

Business Registration Form – Contractors 

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 Airport Development Group; 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 Airport Development Group Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) please click on the below link:

ADG Drug and Alcohol Management Plan

Contractors who do not have a CASA approved DAMP can operate under the ADG DAMP, they will however require to complete an ADG 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 and registered with Airport Development Group (ADG) Operations Department before any work can commence.  In addition, all contractors must complete the Working on Airport Induction.

All approved contractors are required to sign in and out when working on airport.

Contractors may be inspected or audited at any time by the ADG Health & Safety Manager who may check for compliance with the working on airport requirements and the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act & Regulations 2011.

All ADG appointed contractors must complete a Contractors Monthly WHS Report through their ADG Authorised Person with a copy sent through the ADG Health & Safety Manager on

Download: Contractor Monthly WHS Report