Airports operate within a highly regulated environment and special conditions apply to contractors which may not apply at other sites.  All businesses (Contractors, including sub-contractors and their employees and agents) engaged to carry out works for Darwin International Airport on the DIA site must be registered as an Approved Contractor with the DIA Engineering Department before a Permit to Commence Work will be issued.

Please complete the below form when registering a new business to be included on Darwin International Airport’s Approved Contractor Register.

The below form is to be used when registering additional new personnel to an already existing Approved Contractor with Darwin International Airport. 

Completed forms are to be sent to the DIA Engineering Department (contact details below).

All persons are required to obtain a DIA Contractors Pass prior to carrying out any works or maintenance activities on the airport site. To obtain a DIA Contractor Pass, you are required to sit and pass the DIA Contractor Induction which is based on the DIA Site Rules for Contractors guidebook. This document provides a set of rules for contractors engaged by DIA to carry out both maintenance and contracted works. The Induction is a mandatory requirement with the objective to protect contractors, employees, members of the public, and the assets of DIA from potential hazards.

To prepare for your induction you will need to download, read and understand the guidebook:

You will be registered to complete the induction once you have submitted the appropriate Registration Forms. We will send you an email with your username and password and a link to complete the induction. Upon successful completion of the Contractors Induction, and if required an alcohol and other drugs test and DAMP Induction, a Contractors Pass will then be issued at the discretion of Darwin International Airport. The pass can be collected from the DIA Airport Management Centre.

All contractors who are required to perform regular (at least two or more times every 90 days) works in the airport's secure areas or undertake a Safety Sensitive Aviation Activity (SSAA) within an aerodrome testing area are required to comply with NT Airports Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP). As well as gaining a Contractor Pass you will be required to undergo the NT Airports DAMP Induction and are subject to alcohol and other drugs pre-deployment/employment testing. Please see Drug and Alcohol Management for further information.

If you are required to operate in any of the airport’s secure areas you will also need to obtain a relevant identification card, please see the Identification Cards and Access Control section for further information. Not all contractors working at Darwin Airport are required to work in secure areas. Please speak to your NT Airports Responsible Officer (Work Coordinator or Project Manager) if you are unsure.

For further information please contact:

DIA Engineering Department

Airport Management Centre

1 Fenton Court, Eaton NT 0820

T: +61 8 8920 1890 | F: +61 8 8920 1800 | E:

PO Box 40996 Casuarina NT 0811