Airport Masterplan

Download a copy of the Adopted Karratha Airport Masterplan and Land Use Plan 2013-2033 (9MB PDF)

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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).

Online Inductions

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


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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 

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 for a VIC and be escorted by an ASIC holder at all times.

Contact Airport Management on (08) 9186 8507 to arrange collection with your ASIC sponsor.

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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:

A person with an operational requirement to drive airside must meet the required pre-requisites and apply for an ADAthrough the A
Pre-requisites for an ADA:
  • Valid Red ASIC
  • Valid Driver's Licence
  • Complete the mandatory Airport eLearning courses (General Induction and Airside Safety Awareness)
  • Complete the relevant ADA eLearning course for the category you are requiring
  • For Cat 3 ADA Only – Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC)
ADA Category 1, 2 & 3
In June 2020, the Karratha Airport launched ADA eLearning courses through AIRDAT Passport, replacing the previous presentation and theory assessments. You must complete the category assessment relevant to the ADA category you are applying.
How to enrol in ADA elearning
Launch an ADA elearning
Practical Assessment
Practical Assessments are to be booked through AIRDAT Passport, once pre-requisites have been met secure your assessment time and date.

Please contact the Airport Management Office via for any assistance with your ADA application.

* ADA's are valid for a 2-year period
* Please refer to the Karratha Airport Fees and Charges for ADA costs.

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Airport and Aerodrome Facilities Conditions of Use

Download a copy of the Conditions of Use (150KB PDF)

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Advertising at Karratha Airport is contracted to WA Billboards – Steve Robinson – 0411 518 049.

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Fees and Charges

Download a copy of the Karratha Airport Fees and Charges (PDF)

Download the Request for Refund of Lost Ticket form (PDF) 

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.

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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

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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)

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Karratha Airport RWY 08/26 Current Annual Survey Details

Download the current annual survey details for Karratha Airport RWY 08/26 

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Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for answers to some of our more commonly asked questions.

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