Emerald Airport Emerald Airport

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

The region is serviced by three commercial airlines:

These services fly in and out of Emerald regularly with more than 50 services per week.

For flight information please phone Qantas on 13 12 23, Virgin Australia on 13 67 89, or Alliance on 1300 780 970 or visit their websites via the links above.

History of Emerald Airport

Fees and charges for the Emerald Airport.

Council also operates airstrips in the following towns:



Since 1 May 2012, 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 contact 1300 242 686. 


Short Term Car Park
The public carpark located directly in front of the terminal building provides easy access to the terminal, with disabled car parking available.

There is no charge for the first one hour use of the short term 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.

Short Term Car Park Fees
First Hour FREE
Each Additional Hour $2.00
24 Hour Charge (Maximum) $10.00


Long Term Car Park
Council recently opened a long-term car park on a temporary basis at Emerald Airport. This temporary car park added an additional 104 spaces to the existing car park, while planning and construction continues on a permanent long-term car parking area for the airport.

The long term car park is located on the south eastern side of the airport, go past the short term and the boom gate is on the left.

Long Term Car Park Fees
1 Day $10-
2 Days $19-
3 Days $28-
4 Days $37-
5 Days $45-
6 Days $53-
7 Days $60-
Each additional day $5-


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  
 OAQ  Ph 4987 4414  

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


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 - all officially classified as ALA "Aeroplane Landing Areas". These ALAs are unattended with serviceability inspections infrequent and only undertaken after severe weather events or by notified aircraft movement.

Wildlife hazard and, in some cases, stock movement may exist - CAUTION REQUIRED.

It is the responsibility of the pilot to contact the relevant ARO for the latest details and for permision to use.

The ALAs are located in the following towns:

Capella - The airstrip is located approximately 2km west south west from the town centre. Runway 18/36 - natural surface - Length: 980m Width: 10m.
Apron on west of threshold rwy 18.
No facilities - wildlife hazard exists. Contact ARO M: 0419 765 006 E:

Dingo - The Dingo airstrip is located 1km south of the township.
Runway 09/27 - natural surface - Length: 900m Width: 8.5m. 
Apron on north threshold rwy 09.
No facilities - wildlife hazard exists. ARO contact M: 0408 974 637 E:

Duaringa - The Duaringa airstrip is located 1km south of the township.
Runway 02/20 - natural surface - Length: 1250m Width: 9m.
Apron on north of threshold rwy 20.
No facilities - not fenced - wildlife and stock hazard may exist. ARO contact M: 0408 974 637

Rolleston - The aerodrome is located approximately 1 km north west of  the town centre.
Runway 14/32 - sealed surface - Length: 1150m Width: 15m. Max 5700 kg MTOW not suitable for commercial activity. Emergency solar lighting - OLS hazard (sportsground lighting towers) located SW of rwy 32.
Apron adjacent to windsock. No facilities. Wildlife hazard may exist. ARO contact 0428 452 251

Springsure - The aerodrome is located approx 1km south of the town centre.
Runway 13/31 - sealed surface - Length: 1250m Width: 9m
Runway 01/19 - sealed surface - Length: 600m Width: 15m
Apron west of rwy19 in front of small building.
Basic facilities available (toilets, drinking water, seats, tie-down points (wire cable anchored to concrete) in grassed area in line with building.

OLS hazard exists (housing, powerlines) in approach rwy 01 - max. 5700 kg MTOW not suitable for commercial activities - emergency services IWI located SSW of building.
ARO contact M: 0428 452 251 E:

PLEASE NOTE: the suitability of these airfields is not guaranteed due to infrequent use and inspection. It is the pilot's responsibility to contact the relevant ARO for the latest condition report and permission to use.

Your feedback is important to us.

General Enquiries - 1300 242 686 or

Dennis Clayton, Acting Manager Airport
Phone 4980 4941 or email

Airport Reporting Officer - Phone 0408 194 913