All persons at the airport requiring unescorted access to security sensitive areas are required under government regulations to have a valid ASIC as well as an operational need.

Persons requiring lawful access, either pedestrian or vehicle, should complete the application form, and submit the form to Essendon Fields Head Office. Applicants must undertake and pass Security Awareness Training prior to receiving access. All access control permissions are subject to the terms and conditions of issue by the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 and the Issuing Body.

Security Training

Security Training is conducted online at Link Safe. Upon successful completion of training, you will be emailed a certificate.  You will be required to provide Essendon Airport Pty Ltd a copy of this certificate.

To complete your security training go to Link Safe

Security Handbook

Security Handbook V1.0 May 2017, 2mb

Access Application

Access Application V1.1

Credit Card Authority

Credit Card Authority Form V1.0

Authority to Drive Airside course

An Authority to Drive Airside training course is available at the offices of  Essendon Airport Pty Ltd. These courses run on a monthly basis.

Each course holds 12 attendees so bookings are essential. To book call 03 9948 9300.

Please note :  These dates are subject to change

Category 1 and Category 2 courses are run together commencing at 10.00am

The duration of the course is approx. one hour – with a  short test on conclusion.

Anyone wishing to register for an Authority to Drive Airside course can book via email at or phone on 03 9948 9400.

Requirements for the courses (prior to course commencement date) are as follows:

For Category 1 (apron only) :

Must email colour copy of identification –

  1. Current ASIC and
  2. Current state or territory driver’s licence

For Category 2 (apron & taxiways) :

Must email colour copy of identification –

  1. Current ASIC
  2. Current state or territory driver’s licence and
  3. Radio licence

Please note : All of the above original ID’s must also be presented on the day of training.
Please note :  There is a new Cancellation Policy for Essendon Airport Authority to Drive Airside (Airside Driver Training)

Cancellation Policy – effective from 01 August 2015 for Essendon Airport Airside Driver Training

Cancellations MUST be notified in writing (via email) no less than 24 hours prior to the training course date/time.

After this time, no registration fee will be refunded, but replacements will be accepted.

Bookings, cancellations and queries can be emailed to  :