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Airside Driving Centre


Airside driving test booking

Location  Ground Floor Sydney International Terminal 
Hours of Operation  Monday - Friday: 08:00 to 16:00
Saturday - Sunday: closed

Christmas/New Year Closure
The Airside Driving Centre will close at 1600Hrs on 24th December, 2015 (Christmas Eve) and re-open on the 4th January, 2016.
Email  adasvc@syd.com.au  
Fax  +61 2 9667 6252 or +61 2 8338 4924
Phone   +61 2 9667 6079 or +61 2 9667 9079

Airside driving theory and practical tests

Please use the following link in order to book a test.  You can use this link to book a test 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alternatively please contact the Driving Centre on the details listed above.

Book a Test



Airside Vehicle Control Handbook (AVCH)

 Airside Vehicle Control Handbook (0.8MB)

The AVCH includes legislative requirements, authority to use airside, authority to drive airside, rules for driving airside, the points system, approved training officers and radio procedures at Sydney Airport.

Between Wingtip Staging Procedure

Sydney Airport has designated limited bays at Terminal 1 to facilitate Between Wingtip Staging (BWS). Operating procedures are outlined for the BWS in the document below and should be read in conjunction with the Sydney Airport Airside Vehicle Control Handbook (AVCH) and Airside Driving Pocketbook.

 Between Wingtip Staging (5MB)


Runway Stop Bars

Sydney Airport has installed Runway Stop Bars at all Runway Hold Points
as an added protection measure to minimise the risk of runway
incursions. Runway Stop Bars apply to any aircraft or vehicle intending
to enter the runway strip. For more infomation click on the information

 Runway Stop Bars Fact Sheet (1.5MB)

Introduction to Runway Stop Bars (WMV Video, 43MB)



 Drivers Pocketbook -  August 2016 (1.4MB)

The Driver Pocketbooks are a quick reference guide to explain the main rules which apply to all drivers operating at Sydney Airport. These should be read in conjunction with the Airside Vehicle Control Handbook.

Airside Driving Awareness Videos

Aircraft Right of Way: This video provides guidance on the requirements of airside drivers to give way to aircraft at all times.

Application forms

 Authority to Drive Airside - Application Form - Version 010406 (57kB)

 Authority to Use Airside - Application Form - Version 010406 (47kB)