Darwin airport

Darwin International Airport (DRW)Opens external site in a new window is the busiest and largest airport in the Northern Territory. It's located 13km from the city centre on Henry Wrigley Drive, Marrara.

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Both domestic (QF400 and above) and international (QF1-QF399) services operate from the same airport.



The sales desk is located on the ground floor and is open for Qantas domestic departures only. For International ticketing you'll need to contact your local Qantas office.


Check-in for Qantas domestic flights opens 90 minutes before departure and three hours before international flights depart.

Online check-in is available for Qantas and QantasLink Australian domestic flights, Qantas international flights (QF1-199), and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Online check-in opens 24 hours before your flight departure and closes 30 minutes before domestic flight departures, and two hours before international flight departures. 

Note: For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas. Ask airport staff for more details.

Our domestic airports have gone cashless. The purchase of tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products can be made at qantas.com. Excess baggage payments can still be made by credit card at our self-serve airport kiosks.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.

Body scanners

International and transit passengers at Darwin International Airport will be subject to body scanner screening, which will be conducted on a random and continuous basis.


Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall (ground floor). Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage Services counter is located the check-in area on the ground floor.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute arrival information.


Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Darwin Qantas Club, located in the Domestic Terminal.


Table showing transport options from Darwin airport
Transport Details
Car parking The airport is approximaely a 20 minute drive from the city centre.
Visit the Darwin AirportOpens external site in a new window for current car parking rates.
Taxis Approximately A$25 to A$30 one way to the city centre.

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Important information

Information correct as of March 2013. Times and prices quoted are a guide only.