Emerald Airport Emerald Airport

The Central Highlands Regional Council owns and operates the Emerald Airport which is located 6km south of the Emerald town centre.

The region is serviced by two commercial airlines, Qantaslink and Virgin.

Regular Qantaslink and Virgin services fly in and out of Emerald with over 60 services per week.

For flight information, please contact Qantas on 13 12 23.

Phone Virgin Australia on 13 67 89 or visit their website for flight details.

History of Emerald Airport

Fees and charges for the Emerald airport.

Council also operates airstrips in the following towns:



Since 1 May 2012 Airline passengers departing from the Emerald Airport undergo security screening. The implementation of Security Screening at Emerald Airport requires that all passengers arrive at the Emerald Airport in sufficient time to undergo the procedures and ensure their flights depart on time.

To view full details on the Emerald Airport Security Implementation, please click here


Public Car park
Located directly in front of the terminal building, the public car park provides quick easy access to the terminal, with disabled car parking available.

There is no charge for the first 1 hour use of the public car park.  Payment can be made by cash or credit card (visa or mastercard) at one of the two automatic payment machines located on site.

Spaces cannot be booked for the public car park.

 Parking Fees  
 First Hour  Free
 Each Additional Hour  $2.00
 24 Hour charge (Maximum)  $10.00

The Emerald Airport has a kiosk facility that provides light refreshments for  passengers and visitors.

Rental Cars
The following rental car companies currently operate from the Emerald Airport:

 Avis Rent A Car  Ph 4982 2333  
 Budget  Ph 4982 1767  
 Thrifty  Ph 4982 4744  
 Hertz  Ph 4982 0693  
 Europcar  Ph 4987 7744  Europcar Emerald Airport  

Fuel Facilities
Aviation fuel is available from Shell Aviation Ph 4987 5576 or 0418 608 866

General Aviation
A General Aviation parking apron is available with lighting and aircraft tie down facilities.

There are also a number of airstrips in the Central Highlands Region that Council also operates for light aircraft landings which are located in the following towns:

Capella - The Capella airstrip is located approx 2km west south west from the town centre and is classified as a ALA "Aeroplane Landing Area".

Dingo - The Dingo airstrip is located 1.0 km south south east from the township and is officially classified as a ALA "Aeroplane Landing Area".

Duaringa - The Duaringa airstrip is located 1km south of the township and is officially classified as a ALA "Aeroplane Landing Area".

Rolleston - The Rolleston aerodrome is located approx .5 km south west from the town centre and is officially classified as a ALA "Aeroplane Landing Area".

Springsure - The Springsure aerodrome is located approx 1km south from the town centre and is officially classified as a ALA "Aeroplane Landing Area".

The suitability of these airstrips is not guaranteed.  Pilot use at own risk.

Contact Us
Your feedback is important to us, for comments on our airport please complete and return the Customer Feedback Form.

Shoaib Kazmi, Airport Operations Coordinator - Phone 4980 4941 / 0407 331 542 or
Airport Reporting Officer - Phone 0408 194 913
Assistant Airport Reporting Officer - Phone 0429 348 099

John Hooper, Manager Business Unit - Phone 4982 8303