Download a copy of the Adopted Karratha Airport Masterplan and Land Use Plan 2013-2033 (9MB PDF)
Main Apron Security Requirements
Karratha Airport is a security controlled airport. The requirements of the Aviation Transport Security Act and Regulations apply to airside activities.
The main apron is a Security Restricted Area during the operational period of the airlines. As such security measures including the screening of itinerant aircraft crew and their passengers, and the inspection of items going to the main apron may apply. Pilots are responsible for the close escort of passengers to and from the terminal building, and ensuring separation from screened airline passengers.
The airside of the airport is security controlled and therefore a valid Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) must be worn at all times. The requirements of the Aviation Transport Security Act and Regulations apply to airside activities. Further detail on security requirements for your visit can be obtained by contacting the Duty Airport Reporting Officer (ARO).
In January 2020, the City of Karratha Airport launched a new system to manage airport training. AIRDAT Passport is an airport-specific cloud-based training management and compliance system used by airports around the world!
Karratha Airport (KTA) is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our workers, contractors and visitors across our operations. As such, it is a requirement for all staff members (including contractors and subcontractors) working at Karratha Airport to complete the mandatory Karratha Airport General Induction prior to commencing work. If you will be required to access Airside you must also complete Airside Safety Awareness.
To get started please follow the instructions in the AIRDAT Passport Guide
*We recommend that a company administrator registers an account first in AIRDAT Passport and sets up the company details. This only needs to be completed once.
If you need help with registering or logging in, please contact AIRDAT at email@example.com.
ASIC & VIC Applications
Under the Aviation Transport Security Act and Regulations, you must have an operational need to be airside at Karratha Airport (KTA). If you require unescorted access airside at KTA you must comply with the requirements for a background check as per the regulations and must be wearing a valid Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).
Karratha Airport (KTA) issue AUS or KTA specific cards.
Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
Karratha Airport is no longer an Issuing Body for Karratha specific ASIC, this has now been handed over to Airport Security Pty Ltd (Security ID).
To apply for an Australia or Karratha ASIC please follow this link www.securityid.com.au
Visitor Identification Card (VIC)
If you have an operational/lawful requirement to visit the security controlled area of Karratha Airport and do not hold a current ASIC you will need to apply to a VIC and be escorted by an ASIC holder at all times.
You must pre-register your visit online Apply for a Visitor Identification Card and contact Airport Management on (08) 9186 8507 to arrange collection with your ASIC sponsor.
Authority to Drive Airside (ADA)
Karratha Airport requires all airside drivers to comply with Karratha Airport's Authority to Drive Airside (ADA) regulations as outlined in the following documents:
Valid Red ASIC
Valid Driver's Licence
Completed mandatory eLearning courses
For Cat 3 ADA Only – Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC)
How to enrol in ADA elearning
Launch an ADA elearning
The ADA Category 3 eLearning is currently in development stages and therefore must complete the Theory Test and submit with your ADA Application.
Practical Assessments are to be booked through AIRDAT Passport, once pre-requisites have been met secure your assessment time and date.
The Airport Management Team will advise when ADA CAT 3 eLearning Training is available and practical sessions resume.
In the meantime please contact the Airport Management Office via firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance with your ADA application.
Airport and Aerodrome Facilities Conditions of Use
Download a copy of the Conditions of Use (150KB PDF)
Advertising at Karratha Airport is contracted to WA Billboards – Steve Robinson – 0411 518 049.
Fees and Charges
Please note: If you have lost your car park ticket, it is at the discretion of the City of Karratha and Karratha Airport to waive the $200 lost ticket entry fee and to charge an estimate fee for car parking minus $35.00 admin fee for the cost of investigating your claim. We will endeavour to verify your entry and exit details using the information and evidence you provide and our CCTV and data records.
Aviation fuel is available from Viva Energy on 08 9185 2015, or Karratha Refuellers - Air BP on 0499 747 727. For further details please refer to ERSA (via Airservices Australia www.airservicesaustralia.com).
Obstacle Limitation Surfaces Plans
Download the current Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS) plans for Karratha Airport:
OLS Overall Plan (PDF 3.5MB)
OLS Western Approach (PDF 2.1MB)
OLS Eastern Approach (PDF 2.5MB)
OLS Transitional & Obstacles Plan (PDF 2.2MB)
Karratha Airport RWY 08/26 Current Annual Survey Details
Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for answers to some of our more commonly asked questions.