117 Marlo Aerodrome Road
Marlo Victoria 3888
24hr service - Aerodrome Reporting Officer: Drew Squires 1300 347 247
Orbost is located approximately 90km east of Bairnsdale and 375km east of Melbourne, where the Princes Highway crosses the Snowy River.
Orbost Aerodrome works - Aerodrome closed from 7 April 2014 to 30 June 2014
Works to address runway drainage and pavement grade problems are scheduled to commence on Monday 7 April 2014. The construction works include crushed rock resheeting of the full runway, sealing of an 18 metre wide section and the reconstruction of both runway strips. To ensure that the works are undertaken safely and effectively, Orbost Aerodrome will be closed to aircraft operations from Monday 7 April 2014 to Monday 30 June 2014.
The Aerodrome is located on 400 Hectares of Crown Land, approximately 20km south east of Orbost, near Marlo.
Aerodrome facilities support some commercial aviation enterprises including:
- aerial firefighting
- corporate charter
- medical services, such as air ambulance.
Please note that airside access is restricted to authorised personnel only.
East Gippsland Shire Council is the nominated Committee of Management for the aerodrome.
Orbost is the fourth largest town in East Gippsland and the centre of the Shire’s beef, dairy and timber industries. Its proximity to several National Parks makes tourism equally important. The Aerodrome is recognised as a location for viewing significant numbers of native orchids.
Marlo is located at the mouth of the Snowy River, where it meets the ocean. This area offers fishing, sightseeing and other recreational opportunities. Marlo is also home to the Victorian Education Department’s Snowy River Rural Learning Campus.
Orbost Aerodrome Pilot Information