Airside driving centre

Airside driving test booking

Location: Airport Services Centre, Level 3, T1 International Terminal

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday: closed


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

You can book a test 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Alternatively please contact the Driving Centre on the details listed above.

Please Note:

Sydney Airport will be moving to a new booking system shortly, and are currently taking bookings until 19 January 2018. We will post updates here to keep you informed.


  • The airside vehicle control handbook 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.
  • The airside driving pocketbook is a quick reference guide that explains the main rules which apply to all drivers operating airside. This should be read in conjunction with the airside vehicle control handbook.

Between wingtip staging procedure

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

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.

SACL Stop Bars Video

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.

Circle of safety: this video provides you with information on industry recommended practice for approaching an aircraft during servicing.

Apron markings: this video provides you with an overview of the purpose of key apron markings.

Aircraft servicing: this video provides you with an overview of the key operating requirements and hazards associated with ground handling, refuelling and catering/cleaning operations when servicing the aircraft on bay.

Application forms

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

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