117 Marlo Aerodrome Road
Marlo Victoria 3888
Aerodrome Reporting Officer: Drew Squires 1300 347 247
Orbost Aerodrome Pilot Information
Orbost Aerodrome has reopened for daylight operation but stays closed for night operation
Orbost Aerodrome reopened for daylight operation at 1200 on Monday 22 December after 8 months of works. The works were delayed by wet weather and unsuitable material on the runway strip. The construction works addressed runway drainage and pavement grade problems. It also included the sealing of an 18m wide runway and widening of both taxiways.
The aerodrome will stay closed for night operation until breaks in the lighting cables are repaired.
A new sealed runway for Orbost Aerodrome
Orbost is located approximately 90km east of Bairnsdale and 375km east of Melbourne, where the Princes Highway crosses the Snowy River.
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.