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Site Rules for Contractors, Sub Contractors and Tradespeople

Airport Security

Visitor Identification Card (VICs)

On 21 November 2011 a legislative amendment to the Aviation Transport Security Regulations (2005) came into place regarding the issue of Visitor Identification Cards (VICs) at Australian Security Controlled Airports.

Download this Fact Sheet for information on the VIC Pass and the new rules on its use.

Aviation Security Identification Cards (ASICs)

For all new ASIC Applications please contact Veritas as per below:                     


Telephone: 08 9226 0711


Access Control


Airside Driving

Drug and Alcohol Management

Download the NT Airports Drug and Alcohol Management plan.

Crane Operations

Crane operations within the vicinity (20kms) of Alice Springs Aerodrome have the potential to create air safety hazards and may affect airport operations.

Assessing and approving crane operations around ASA's airspace

To protect Alice Springs Airport’s airspace, all crane activities are required by law to be assessed and approved under the Commonwealth Airports (Protection of Airspace) Regulations 1996 before they can be carried out.

Legislation - crane operation around ASA's airspace

As a crane operator, it is an offence under Section 183 of the Airports Act 1996 to carry out, without approval, crane operations which intrude into airport’s protected airspace; it is also an offence not to give information to the Airport of proposed crane activity.

Application to operate a crane in the vicinity of Alice Springs Airport

Application Form: Crane Operations Permit

Alice Springs aerodrome has four zones to assist you in deciding if notification to Alice Springs International Airport is required prior to crane activity taking place. The four zones are:

Zone 1 Within THE RED area Take-off & Approach Critical Areas – ASA must be notified of ALL crane operations
Zone 2 Within the GREEN area - Inner Horizontal Surface ASA must be notified of all crane activity exceeding 20M AGL
Zone 3 Within the PURPLE area - Conical Surface ASA must be notified of all crane activity exceeding 40M AGL.
Zone 4 Remaining area outside the PURPLE area and within 20km of the aerodrome - Outer Horizontal Surface ASA must be notified of all crane activity exceeding 80M AGL.

If you are unsure of the GPS Coordinates of the crane activity, or you wish to provide ASA with further site information, please use the below map to mark your exact crane location. Please ensure you have submitted a Crane Operations Permit Application first.