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Airport Security

Security and Safety Induction Guide

Alice Springs Airport ceased as an authorised ASIC issuing body as of 18 December 2019.

We are very pleased to advise that we have an agreement with Veritas ( to support all existing Alice Springs Airport issued ASIC cards.

The following information is provided to assist Alice Springs Airport issued ASIC card holders manage their future ASIC obligations:

Expired ASICs. You must return your red or grey ASIC to Veritas within 1 month (30 days) after the expiry of the card.

Lost, stolen or destroyed ASICs. As a red or grey ASIC holder, you must notify Veritas within 7 days of becoming aware of the loss, theft or destruction of your card. You must return your card within 1 month (30 days) after the card has been damaged, altered or defaced.

Suspended ASICs. If your red or grey ASIC is suspended, you must return your card to Veritas no later than 7 days after you are advised in writing your ASIC is suspended.

No operational need. If you no longer have an operational need for a red or grey ASIC, you must return your card within 1 month (30 days) to Veritas.

Change of name. If you have changed your name, you must notify Veritas within 1 month (30 days) after the change. Failure to notify your Issuing Body or return your card in time may incur a penalty of up to AUD $1,050.

Self-reporting. As an ASIC cardholder, you must self-report in writing to Veritas if you have been convicted and sentenced of any criminal or Aviation-security-relevant offences within 7 days. Review and appeal mechanisms are in place for those with convictions of criminal and Aviation or aviation-security-relevant offences.

Renewing your ASIC. Veritas' online application allows you to complete the renewal process with ease. Once you have completed the online form, you will need to print a copy of the application form, gather your identity documents, and lodge your application with your Veritas agent or at the nearest Australia Post outlet: 33 Hartley Street, ALICE SPRINGS, NT, 0870.

If you have any queries on the application process, please contact Veritas for further assistance:

Postal Address for card returns: Veritas, PO Box 7696, Cloisters Square, WA 6850


National: 1300 VERITAS (1300 837 482)

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.


Airside Driving

Drug and Alcohol Management

Download ADG Drug and Alcohol Management plan.

Aircraft Engine Runs

Download Aircraft Engine Ground Runs Information here

Apply for Engine Run here

Crane Operations

The protection of the immediate airspace around Alice Springs Airport is essential to ensure that we maintain a safe operating environment and to provide for future growth of the airport.

The airspace around Alice Springs Airport is protected under the Airports Act 1996 and the Airports (Protection of Airspace) Regulations 1996.

Crane operations or other obstructions within the vicinity (20kms) of Alice Springs Aerodrome have the potential to create air safety hazards and may affect airport operations. For this reason, they are required to be assessed and approved in accordance with the respective regulations and legislation.

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.

Protected airspace

International standards have been adopted which define two sets of invisible surfaces above the ground around the airport. The airspace above these surfaces forms the airport’s protected airspace. These two surfaces are:

- Obstacle Limitation Surface (OLS)
Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS) surface

The OLS is generally the lowest surface and is designed to provide protection for aircraft flying in or out of the airport when the pilot is flying visually (by sight).

The PANS OPS is generally above the OLS surfaces and is designed to safeguard an aircraft from collision with obstacles when the aircraft’s flight may be guided solely by instruments.

Enquiries about Alice Springs Airport’s prescribed airspace can be sent to

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.


Airside PPE Policy

Airport Development Group considers the safety of staff and other airport users to be of paramount importance. To assist in the achievement of this, we have a mandatory Airside PPE Policy.