Alice Springs Airport car park operates 24 hours a day, 7 days and offers short and long term stays. It’s competitive rates often provide better value for money than other forms of transport, with the added convenience of travelling at your own pace.
Public car parking is strictly prohibited at the Terminal Building kerb side. Visitors can be set down and passengers picked up in front of the Terminal Building as long as the vehicle is NOT LEFT UNATTENDED and the three minute time limit is abided by. Unattended vehicles will be issued with parking infringement notices, as will any vehicles found not abiding by the regulations. We would encourage visitors to use our car parking facilities.
The Short term car park is located directly in front of the terminal and is available for a minimum of $4.00 for one hour. Tickets are to be purchased from the machines located in the car park upon entry. Tickets must be displayed face up on the dashboard of the car.
For information and procedures for the new boom gate system to the short term car park please click here.
Short term charges
The Long term car park is located to the eastern side of the Terminal (to the left when approaching the Terminal by road from the roundabout). Collect a ticket from the dispenser at the boom gate and keep this ticket until your return. Payment can be made at the automatic pay station inside the front of the Terminal by inserting the ticket and paying by cash or credit card. Insert the processed ticket into the gate controller when exiting the car park. Booking in advance is not required.
At times during peak periods such as Easter or Christmas, the long-term car park may be full. Signs will direct you to an alternate secure parking place. In such cases, you can park your car in the designated area, check-in, and then proceed to the Management Centre to lodge your car details and make payment. If the office is unattended, a details form can be completed and slipped under the door and payment made upon return.
Long term charges
Lost Ticket Information
If your vehicle is parked in either the short term or long term car parks and you have lost your ticket you will need to press the ‘Lost Ticket’ at any of the pay stations and follow the instructions on the screen. The lost ticket fee is $300. If your vehicle was parked at the airport and the fee would less than $300, you can apply for a refund of the difference. To do this, please complete a ‘Refund for Lost Ticket Fee’ form and return it to Alice Springs Airport Management Centre. '
To download the 'Refund for Lost Ticket Fee' form, click here. Alternativly, the form can be obtained from the Airport Management Centre by calling 08 8951 1211
Alice Springs Airport provides Disability Parking Permit Holders free parking in the short term car park (max 12 hours). Now the car park boom gates are in place, the following procedures applies:-
- When exiting the car park, permit holders need to press the intercom / help button.
- When the intercom is answered (may take a minute or two), you will be asked to quote your disability permit number. The permit must be visible to the security camera so please display the permit on your vehicle dashboard or by hand.
- Once completed, the airport staff will then remotely raise the gate for your exit.
This process must be followed in order to receive the parking free of charge.