Airside Permits (ADA/ABDA/AUA)
Airside Driver Authority (ADA)
Preapproval Required - Any company wishing to apply for an ADA must have first obtained an Airside Operations Licence. Information of how to obtain an Airside Operations Licence can be viewed by selecting the Airside Operations Licence tab on the left of this screen.
Additionally, Airside Drivers Authority applicants MUST be able to provide details of why they require an ADA. This information must include their duties on airside, who the work is for, how often they drive there, where they need to travel, etc. This will assist Melbourne Airport in determining if they have a valid need to hold an ADA (as is required by legislation).
If you are employed by an ‘off-airport’ agency, you will also need to attach a letter of support from your contracting organisation that validates all of those claims and have your application pre-approved by Melbourne Airport prior to being able to book into an ADA training session. Please email application approval requests to: AirsideDriver@melair.com.au
Airside Use Authority (AUA) - Airside Vehicle Permit
Any company wishing to apply for an AUA must have first obtained an Airside Operations Licence. Information on how to obtain an Airside Operations Licence can be view by selecting the Airside Operations Licence tab on the left of this screen.
All vehicles/equipment requiring access to the airside of Melbourne Airport must have a valid permanent Authority for Use Airside (AUA), a Temporary Permit or a Works Temporary Permit. The AUA sticker must be displayed and visible on the bottom right hand side of the windscreen if practicable. Prior to the approval of any AUA, a valid justification for frequent, ongoing and unescorted airside access is essential.
Aerobridge Driver Authority (ABDA)
To obtain an aerobridge driver authority (ABDA) all applicants must complete the following:
- Aerobridge Driver Authority - Theory training conducted by Melbourne Airport (complete an Aerobridge Driver Authority Application form); and
- Aerobridge Driver Authority - Practical training conducted by either Melbourne Airport or their organisation (to complete the training through your organisation, or if you have already been deemed competent by your organisation, complete an Aerobridge Driver Authority Competency Certification form)