Working at Adelaide Airport
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 https://aal.e3learning.com.au.
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.
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.
ID & Access Services
When working at the airport, you will most likely require an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC), in order to access the areas of the airport required to carry out your role. ASIC applications need to be completed by you and the authorised signatory from your employer.
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?
Your employer will advise you on how to get the ASIC application form. Once you have completed it, and it has been signed by the authorised signatory from your employer, you should submit the form to the Adelaide Airport Pass Issue Office located at the Terminal 1 Southern Screening Point. This office is open between 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
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 at least 4 weeks. Once your ASIC has been processed and approved, you will be required, as part of the airport induction process, to complete one of the 4 modules as listed above under ‘Inductions’.
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.
You can access the documents you may require as part of the application process by clicking on the links below. Your employer will be able to tell you which forms you need depending on your situation.
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
One document as photographic proof of identity must be shown before a VIC can be issued. This can be any of the following but must be a valid current document:
- Driving licence
- Student tertiary identification
- Australian Government employee identification
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 on expiry to any of the VIC pass issuing areas as listed above.
Staff Car Parking
Staff car parking facilities are located in two separate areas (See Adelaide Airport Grounds Map). In addition many airport leased buildings include their own separate parking areas for the building occupants.
The Staff Car Parks may only be accessed with a Staff Car Park Access Card. These Access Cards are issued to companies with employees directly involved in Airport related activities. It is the your company’s responsibility to administer the allocation of these Staff Car Park Access Cards to its employees. Any lost, stolen or damaged cards should be reported to Adelaide Airport Limited immediately. A $25.00 replacement fee may be charged for lost cards.
For further information please contact the Adelaide Airport reception on 08 8308 9211.
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||
|Category 2N*||Aprons and Perimeter Roads day or night||
|Category 3||Aprons, Perimeter Roads and taxiways during daylight hours only||
|Category 3N||Aprons, Perimeter Roads and taxiways day or night||
|Category 4||Aprons, Perimeter Roads, taxiways and runways during daylight hours only||
|Category 4N||Aprons, Perimeter Roads, taxiways and runways day or night||
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.
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.
The applicant is required to present the completed ADA Application Form 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 and provide evidence of Public Liability insurance for an amount not less than AUD $20 million.
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.
Fees and Payment
ADA and AUA applications are subject to fees. Please refer to the form for details.