This section provides information to people working at the Airport.


Adelaide Airport is responsible for ensuring that all persons accessing the sterile area of Adelaide Airport Terminal 1 (T1), airside and landside secure areas and or zones of the Airport are briefed on the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of these areas before entry is permitted. We have an induction procedure in place to facilitate these briefings.

There are 4 different induction modules depending on the location of works and/or the type of work being carried out. These include:

  • General Induction for all workers/tenants/contractors working on site at Adelaide Airport;
  • Working Airside – for all workers/tenants/contractors that are required to work airside at Adelaide Airport.  Please note that the CASA Drug and alcohol management plan induction is still required in addition to AAL’s induction for anyone entering airside more than once in 90 days;
  • Driving Airside – for all workers/tenants/contractors that are required to drive airside at Adelaide Airport (broken down depending on the category of Authority to Drive Airside required; and
  • Parafield Airport Induction for all workers/tenants/contractors that work at Parafield airport in both airside and landside areas.

Inductions can be undertaken through AAL’s Induction System accessed via Sitepass.

We have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions to assist you with this process. Click here to read

Further information in relation to induction requirements can be obtained by contacting your airport contact / representative.

Site Rules and Conditions for Contractors

Contractors must adhere to the following Site Rules when working at Adelaide or Parafield Airports.

Adelaide Airport Site Rules and Conditions for Contractors

Adelaide Airport Airside Operating Conditions

Parafield Airport Site Rules and Conditions

Supplier Code of Conduct, Procurement & Whistleblower Policy

Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) is committed to ethical, sustainable and socially responsible procurement.  In ensuring that our suppliers maintain the same values as us, we have established a Supplier Code of Conduct (the Code) and Whistleblower Policy.  The Code and the Policy outline the minimum ethical standards in behaviour that suppliers will meet when conducting business with, or on behalf of us.

Supplier Code of Conduct

Procurement Policy

Whistleblower Policy

Security Information

A “Positive Security Culture” is one of the more important aspects of effective security. It is very important that all airport employees undertake security awareness training to understand basic airport security measures, their obligations and what they are expected to do and how to report suspicious activity, criminal activity or security breaches.

Adelaide Airport Security Guide

ID & Access Services

When working at the airport, you will most likely require an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) and/or a Security Access Card (SAC), in order to access the areas of the airport required to carry out your role.

What is an ASIC?

All people working at the Airport who require unescorted access to security sensitive areas must have an ASIC.  This is a requirement of Australian aviation legislation. The ASIC scheme is a layer of security that ensures that only people who have been background checked to a certain level are permitted to be in the secure areas of airports without supervision.

All identification cards and access control permissions are subject to the terms and conditions of issue and use under which they are issued. Failure to provide detailed and accurate information may result in your approval for an ASIC being denied.

How Do I Get My ASIC?

Please contact your employer to receive the required information to submit your application online via the AusCheck website at

All relevant information relating to the ASIC applications process is available on the AusCheck website at

How long will it take?

You should apply for your ASIC as soon as you can, prior to starting work at the Airport. Once submitted, the process usually takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks. Once your ASIC has been processed and approved you will be required to complete the relevant induction modules as per your operational requirements listed above under the heading “Inductions”, as part of the airport induction process.

Security Access Card Application

Security Access Cards (SACs) are issued by AAL to holders of a valid ASIC who require access to security controlled doors that lead to security zones and secure areas of the airport.

A SAC application form can be found here Security Access Card (SAC) Application or by collection from the Pass Issue Office, Southern Screening Point, Level 0 of the Terminal.

New Companies to Adelaide Airport

If you are a new company to Adelaide Airport and need access to the secure area for your staff, you should contact the Adelaide Airport Pass Issue Office located at the Terminal 1 Southern Screening Point for details on the procedures involved. You can contact the office on +61 8 8154 9499 Monday – Friday during office hours.

Access Services Pricing

Please refer to the Aviation Security Pricing Schedule for costs associated with Access Services.

Visitor Identification Card

A Visitor Identification Card (VIC) is a temporary pass which allows access into a secure area of the airport for operational reasons/lawful purposes and must be supervised by a holder of an ASIC card at all times. A person may only be issued a VIC pass for a maximum aggregate of 28 days over a 12 month rolling period for any one airport.

Should you require a VIC pass, you can obtain these at a number of locations at the Airport:

  • Southern Screening Goods Area
  • Northern Screening
  • Gate J Airside

A Visitor Identification Card Pre Request Form can be completed if you require VIC passes for 3 or more people. Requests should be made at least 72 hours prior to the VIC start date. Click here for form and further terms and conditions.

To obtain a VIC you must comply with the current regulatory identification document requirements.

Please remember that all visitors must be escorted at ALL times by a person with a valid ASIC.

Please ensure all VICs are returned to Adelaide Airport prior to expiry date to any of the VIC pass issuing areas as listed above.

Staff Car Parking

Adelaide Airport offers Tenant Sponsored (Employer-paid) and Pay As You Go (Self-paid) Parking.

To register for Tenant Sponsored pay per use (employer-paid) parking, please contact your employer.

For further information on your parking options and requirements, or to apply for Pay As You Go parking; please visit our Staff Parking Hub


Our vision is to be recognised as a top tier Airport Business Centre in Asia Pacific delivering exceptional outcomes to our customers, partners, shareholders and community including the Health, Safety and Welfare of our staff, contractors, volunteers and visitors.

As such, we have a duty of care to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of workers and visitors to our sites. Safety is a fundamental core value for us.

To demonstrate our commitment to health and safety , we will:

  • As a minimum comply with all relevant regulatory and other requirements;
  • Implement and maintain a Work Health and Safety Management System compliant with AS/NZS 4801;
  • Promote a continuous improvement approach to the management of health and safety;
  • Integrate health and safety management with other business, financial, operational and human resource planning and management;
  • Provide a balanced focus on the management of health and wellbeing, personnel and operational safety;
  • Work in consultation with and communicate to all employees and contractors on health and safety issues in the workplace;
  • Ensure positive safety culture and team capability is developed through the provision of relevant and up-to-date information, training, instruction & supervision;
  • Proactively pursue the identification of all hazards and eliminate or, if not possible, manage the risk to as low as reasonably practicable; and
  • Monitor, audit and report on measurable objectives and targets with the aim of eliminating workplace injury and illness.

Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP)

The Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 99 Drug and Alcohol Management Plans and Testing applies to all individuals who are to carry out Safety Sensitive Aviation Activities (SSAA) and / or those required to work airside at AAL.

Further information on Drug and Alcohol testing including frequently asked questions and definitions can be accessed by visiting the Drug and Alcohol Information Section of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority website.

Airside Driving Centre

Any person wishing to drive in an airside area must have the appropriate licensing in place.

Authority to Drive Airside (ADA) Licence

If your job requires you to drive a vehicle airside, it is essential that you hold a valid (ADA) licence. To obtain this licence you must already be the holder of a valid red Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) and a current State or Territory vehicle drivers licence. To obtain the ADA you must complete the mandatory 4 or 8 hours (depending on category required) practical training under the supervision of an experienced ADA holder. You will then be required to complete a theory test and, if successful, a practical driving test with an Airside Operations Officer.

Licence Category Airside Areas Minimum Day Time Training Hours Minimum Night Time Training Hours Radio Operators Certificate
Category 2 Aprons and Perimeter Roads during daylight hours only


Not Required
Category 2N* Aprons and Perimeter Roads day or night 2


Not Required
Category 3 Aprons, Perimeter Roads and taxiways during daylight hours only


Category 3N Aprons, Perimeter Roads and taxiways day or night 4


Category 4 Aprons, Perimeter Roads, taxiways and runways during daylight hours only


Category 4N Aprons, Perimeter Roads, taxiways and runways day or night 4



Airside Vehicle Control Handbook

Airside Driver’s Handbook

ADA Application Form

Applicants are required to complete the ADA Application Form which should be counter signed by your Company’s nominated authorised signatory. Without this, you will be unable to sit the ADA theory. If you are applying for a Category 3 or 4 licence, you must also provide an Aircraft Radiotelephone Operators Certificate of Proficiency, issued through CASA, before the ADA theory test can be undertaken.

Authority to Drive Airside (ADA) Application

ADA Driver’s Log Form

ADA Theory Tests

ADA theory tests are conducted at the Adelaide Airport Pass Issue Office located at the Terminal 1 Southern Screening Point from Monday – Friday between 8:00am and 3:00pm, not including public holidays.

The applicant is required to present the completed ADA Application Form, their current state drivers licence and their valid ASIC to the Pass Issue Office at the Southern Screening Point. If the application is submitted correctly the applicant will then be required to view the Airside Driving DVD and then complete the Theory test.

If successful the applicant may then make a booking for a Practical Driving test. If unsuccessful the applicant is required to wait 48 hours before re-sitting the test.

ADA Practical Tests

ADA practical tests can be booked through the Airport Coordination Centre on 08 8154 9444. Practical tests are conducted either day or night depending on the category of licence under application. Practical tests are conducted by an Airside Operations Officer who will issue your ADA licence upon successful completion of the test. If unsuccessful, you are required to wait a minimum of 48 hours before re-sitting the practical test.

Authority To Use Airside (AUA) Licence

All vehicles operating airside at Adelaide Airport must display a valid Authority to Use Airside (AUA) permit. Before applying for an AUA, applicants are required to complete and submit an Airside Vehicle Indemnity and Release Form. In addition, applicants must provide a copy of the Public Liability Insurance Certificate (for an amount no less than AUD $20 million), as well as a copy of the Motor Vehicle Insurance Certificate with both extending to Airside coverage.

Indemnity Form

The Authority to Use Airside (AUA) application form must be completed and submitted for each vehicle required to operate airside. Each application is required to be signed by your Company’s authorised signatory and submitted with the required insurance certificate.

AUA Application Forms are submitted to the Adelaide Airport Pass Issue Office located at the Terminal 1 Southern Screening Point from Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm.

Authority to Use Airside (AUA) Application

Fees and Payment

ADA and AUA applications are subject to fees. Please refer to the form for details.