Darwin airport (DRW)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Darwin International Airport, opened in 1945, is the busiest in the Northern Territory. It operates domestic destinations and international flights within Oceania and Southeast Asia.

Official Website: darwinairport.com.au

Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.

Annual passenger traffic: 1.7 million passengers went through it in 2022.

Tel: +61 889 201 811 - FACEBOOK

There is an information desk opposite the baggage reclaim area, on the ground floor.


The airport is located in the suburb of Eaton, 13 km (8 miles) northeast of Darwin.

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Car rental agencies

There are car rental desks in the Arrivals Hall, next to the baggage claim area, on the ground floor.

  1. Avis (Tel +61 136 333 - Sunday to Friday from 8:00 am to 1:00 am, Saturday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm)
  2. Budget (Tel +61 132 727 - Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 am, weekends from 9:00 am to 2:00 am)
  3. Enterprise (Tel +61 1300 035 807 - weekdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  4. Europcar (Tel +61 131 390 - 7:00 am to 7:00 pm)
  5. Hertz (Tel +61 133 039 - Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 1:00 am, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 0:00 am)
  6. Sixt (Tel +61 137 498 - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  7. Thrifty (Tel +61 1300 367 227 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)

Parking services at Darwin airport (DRW)

The site has three car parks which operate 24 hours a day. Payment can be made within the parking lot itself or at one of the stations located on the ground floor of the terminal. There is an express lane in front of the building for passenger drop-off, which is limited to 2 minutes. More information: Tel +61 1800 814 823. Tariffs

Short Stay - Short stay area in front of the main building. No charge for the first 10 minutes.
Long Stay Plus - For long stays, to the left of the terminal entrance.
Long Stay Saver - Low-cost long-stay sector, with courtesy bus service on request.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs are advised to notify their airline or travel agent of their needs at the time of booking. Designated parking spaces are available on either side of the pedestrian walkways leading into the terminal. There are also escalators, elevators and adapted toilets.

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Latest updates: September 20, 2023