Privacy Policy

Perth Airport Pty Ltd (Perth Airport) is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content on this website, using our services or visiting our airport.

Perth Airport is committed to protecting your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what kind of information we may gather about you, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct this information.

The questions covered in this policy are:

The type of information collected by Perth Airport will depend on your relationship with the company and information required by law.

Personal information we collect about you in general dealings could include:

  • Your name, address, telephone numbers, date of birth, employment details, flight details, credit card details, ASIC details, passport details and your driver’s licence number.
  • A recording of your image on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) or a photograph.
  • A recording of your voice from calls to certain airport operations or security telephone lines.
  • Your vehicle licence plate number.
  • The time and date you enter or exit a carpark.

In the case of matters relating to security or airfield operations - for example, applications for an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC), Visitor Identification Card (VIC) or other forms of identification card or an Authority to Drive Airside (ADA) at Perth Airport - we may collect additional personal information in order to manage and administer our business systems and comply with our legislative obligations.

This information includes:

  • Your place of birth, country of citizenship and gender.
  • Your photograph.
  • In the case of applications for an ASIC or other form of identification card, your previous residential addresses for the last 10 years, details of previous criminal offences, details of any pending prosecutions, and information provided to us by relevant government agencies (such as the outcome of criminal records checks, security assessments and immigration checks).

In the case of retail, marketing and competition related matters, we might collect additional personal information such as:

  • Your preferences concerning types of products or services.
  • The frequency of use of certain types of products or services.
  • The methods, purpose and frequency of travel.
  • Your preferred destinations.
  • Your income demographics.

When visiting our website we may automatically record details about any computer used to access our website. This may include the IP address, domain name, browser type, the date and the time of access and details of the information downloaded. These details are not capable of identifying you and are used solely for statistical analysis and research on usage patterns to improve this website.

Personal information will normally be collected directly from you when you deal with us by telephone, by correspondence through a letter, fax or e-mail, via our website or mobile application, by making an application for an ASIC, VIC, ADA or other form of identification card, or through direct face-to-face contact.

Other ways in which we collect personal information include:

  • Through the use of ‘cookies’ on our website. A cookie is a very small text file which is stored on your computer’s hard drive when you first visit our website. This information may be used to identify repeat visitors to our website and areas of interest on our website. Should you be concerned about cookies, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or alert you to the fact that cookies are being used.
  • When you logon to Wi-Fi at the Airport (including through Facebook) or use mobile applications developed by us.
  • Where you access any of our retail products or services.
  • Where you enter a Perth Airport competition.
  • Photographing your vehicle licence plate number and recording your entry and exit times when you use our car parks. Perth Airport uses this information for crime prevention and administrative purposes such as billing and helping to locate misplaced vehicles.
  • Recording your image from CCTV taken on Perth Airport’s premises or through body-worn video. Perth Airport uses CCTV for ongoing crime prevention, aviation safety, airport security, incident management and operational purposes.
  • Through recording calls to certain airport operations and security telephone lines for security and/or safety purposes.

In the case of retail, marketing and competition related matters, we might collect additional personal information such as:

  • Your preferences concerning types of products or services.
  • The frequency of use of certain types of products or services.
  • The methods, purpose and frequency of travel.
  • Your preferred destinations.
  • Your income demographics.
  • Your use of our website, our mobile apps and social media platforms you use.

We use third party vendor marketing services, including Google’s ‘Customer Match’ and Facebook’s ‘Custom Audience’ to display advertisements. Marketing services are performed by tracking usage data, by using cookies and by using personal information provided to Perth Airport and could result in users of our websites being shown Perth Airport advertisements, for example, while using the Facebook website or Google search engine. These services allow us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and display adverts that are relevant to you.

There may be occasions when we collect personal information about you from a third party, such as:

  • A service provider.
  • A customer airline or retail outlet.
  • In relation to security matters, a government department, body or law-enforcement agency.
  • In relation to issuing an Infringement Notice under the Airports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997, a government department.
  • A publicly available source.
  • Our professional advisers (for example, our insurers and consultants).
  • Our contracted service providers (for example, contracted security, car parking and cleaning companies).
  • Any other organisations conducting activities on behalf of Perth Airport (for example, construction and related companies engaged by Perth Airport).

We may also collect personal or other information from third parties you refer to us (for example, persons you engage to organise your travel). If we do so, we will assume and you will ensure that you have made the third party aware of your referral and the purposes involved in the collection, use and disclosure of the relevant personal or other information.

When you communicate with PAPL through social media sites or using applications provided by third parties (for example, via your smart phone) we may collect information associated with that communication.

If this occurs we assume you have informed yourself of the ways such sites or applications can collect and disclose your personal information to others (including PAPL) and that you consent to that collection and disclosure and PAPL's collection for the purposes of your communication.

Where Perth Airport collects personal information about you from a third person, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are aware that we have the information and that it will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Generally speaking, you are not obliged to provide us with personal information. However, failure to do so may mean that we are unable to transact business with you, process any application for the issue of an authority, licence, pass or permit, or provide you with an appropriate level of service.

At the point we collect information from you, you may be asked to “opt in” to consent to us using or disclosing your personal information other than in accordance with this policy or any applicable law. For example, you may be asked to “opt in” to receive further information or communications from our advertisers and supporters which do not fall into one of the categories described above.

You will generally be given the opportunity to “opt out” from receiving communications from us or from third parties that send communications to you in accordance with this policy. For example, you will be given the option to unsubscribe from e-newsletters and other marketing or promotional material sent by us. You may “opt out” from receiving these communications by, for example, clicking on an unsubscribe link at the end of an email.

If you receive communications purporting to be connected with Perth Airport or our services that you believe have been sent to you other than in accordance with this policy, or in breach of any law, please contact us.

Personal Information collected by Perth Airport is generally used in any of the following ways:

  • To help us develop, improve, manage and administer the services we provide to you.
  • To ensure that our business systems are functional and reliable, which may include fulfilling legal obligations.
  • For billing purposes.
  • To process applications effectively for the issue of authorities, licenses, passes, permissions and permits (including ADAs, ASICs, and other identification cards).
  • To assess whether or not any authorities, licenses, passes, permissions and permits should be cancelled or suspended.
  • To conduct marketing activities.
  • To conduct marketing research and other research to improve our products, services and marketing activities.
  • As part of the investigation and analysis of incidents or occurrences (including potential incidents and occurrences) which occur on or at Perth Airport.
  • To prosecute individuals who damage our property or abuse, attack or injure our staff or other person.
  • To investigate, respond to or defend claims made against, or involving, Perth Airport.
  • To enforce a contract or agreement which Perth Airport has with you.
  • To issue infringement notices or collect fines in accordance with the Airports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997.

Reasons we collect CCTV footage (in addition to the above) specifically include:

  • Monitoring and maintaining transport security.
  • Operational reasons such as traffic flow, passenger and aircraft facilitation and managing access.
  • Detecting and deterring criminal behaviour on Perth Airport.
  • Detecting and deterring suspicious, inappropriate or unauthorised use of our facilities.
  • Monitoring the safety and security of airport users and workers and conducting incident investigations.

We will not use your personal information for purposes other than those set out above without your consent, unless that use is authorised under the Privacy Act 1988.

Perth Airport will only disclose your personal information to persons or bodies external to Perth Airport where permitted by the Privacy Act 1988, including in the following circumstances:

  • Where you consent to the disclosure.
  • In the case of information collected through your application for an ASIC or any other identification card, this may be provided to government agencies from time to time (such as the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation or AusCheck; the Australian Federal Police; Australian Customs and Border Protection Service; the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship; and the WA Police) for security, law enforcement, customs and immigration purposes.
  • In the case of information collected through your application for a VIC, this may be shared with our authorised agents who issue VICs on our behalf.
  • To our contractors and agents (for the purpose of the services they provide) so that we can complete a transaction on your behalf or provide you with a service that you have requested.
  • Where required by law including under a subpoena issued by a court.
  • Where you have a Staff Parking Access Card, we provide details to airlines / tenants for billing and administration purposes including your name, registration and the entry and exit times into our carparks.
  • In relation to an infringement notice, including providing information to a third party such as a government agency, your employer or principal to enforce the fine or for safety reasons.
  • To enforce a ban from airport premises, including providing information to a third party such as a government agency, law enforcement agency, our employees or contractors, your employer or principal.
  • For law enforcement, insurance matters, safety purposes, or operational purposes for which the information was collected.
  • Where a person has been successfully prosecuted for damaging our property or abusing, attacking or injuring our staff or other person through a media release.

Perth Airport stores some personal information outside of Australia in locations such as Europe and the USA. Perth Airport also discloses limited personal information to overseas recipients.

In these circumstances Perth Airport takes reasonable measures to ensure this information is secure and will not be held, used or disclosed in a manner which is inconsistent with the Australian Privacy Principles.

Perth Airport has security measures designed to provide reasonable protection against misuse and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Such measures include:

  • Firewalls and login password protocols for all information stored electronically.
  • Secure, access-controlled premises.
  • Limited access locations for information stored as hard copy.
  • Confidentiality provisions in our employment and service contracts.

We may be required by law to retain certain information for a set period of time. Once this period of time expires, we will destroy or delete this information in a secure manner.

Requests for access and/or correction of personal information will be assessed in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

Please contact us for any requests.

There is no application fee for making a request to access your personal information. However, we may charge an administrative fee for the provision of information in order to recover costs. For example, if you make multiple requests for information, the information requested is voluminous or we incur third party costs in providing you access to your personal information.


Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.


Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage.


Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about this Privacy Policy please contact us via email or from the information provided on our contact us page.

If you have a parking query, please see our Parking FAQs on the main Perth Airport website.

Company Secretary
Perth Airport Pty Ltd
PO Box 6
Cloverdale WA 6985



If you are not satisfied with how we handled your complaint, you can lodge a complaint with the Federal Privacy Commissioner.

Phone: 1300 363 992 (if calling from outside Australia, including Norfolk Island, please call: +61 2 9284 9749)
TTY: 1800 620 241 (this number is for the hearing impaired only, no voice calls)
Post: Director of Complaints, Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner, GPO Box 5218, SYDNEY NSW 2001
Fax: +61 2 9284 9666
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Website: Australian Government Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.