Bairnsdale Airport
Information for pilots and visitors to Bairnsdale Airport


Information on Bairnsdale Airport:

Bairnsdale Airport is sited 7km southwest of the Bairnsdale township on Bengworden Road off Princes Highway, approximately 300km east of Melbourne.

The airport was awarded National Small Regional Aerodrome of the Year in both 2018 and 2022, by the Australian Airports Association.

Bairnsdale Airport is a certified airport conforming to regulatory standards published by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Airside access is restricted to authorised personnel only and is secured with 24/7 CCTV, which includes number plate recognition for incoming vehicles.

Bairnsdale Airport has adopted a “No Drone Zone” policy with visible signage erected at various locations around the airport's perimeter.

Drone operators wishing to fly drones in close proximity to the airport are encouraged to download the Open Sky App.


The airport currently accommodates:

  • Emergency services such as Air Ambulance Victoria, Victorian Police (VICPOL) Airwing and aerial firefighting support
  • Local and visiting recreational flights
  • Local and corporate charter flights
  • Flight school training
  • Minor aircraft maintenance
  • Angel Flight services
  • Aerial surveying


Contact us

Contact our Aerodromes team: Jason Connelly or Douglas Sward on (03) 5153 9500 (business hours).

Pilots please refer to ERSA.

Bairnsdale Aerodrome pilot information - general

The airport has two code 1B runways designated 04/22 and 13/31. For detailed physical characteristics of the airport, please refer to ERSA.


Aircraft operators wishing to operate into Bairnsdale Airport with aircraft exceeding the published PCN in ERSA, operators must complete the Bairnsdale Airport Pavement Concession Form and contact our Aerodromes Team with at least48 hours’ prior notice to arrival in which one of the team will provide details on where to send the forms.

For aircraft parking, the Aerodromes team must be contacted prior to arrival for parking instructions. There are three designated aircraft parking areas available at the airport for which the Aerodromes team can provide instructions.

Two of the apron areas have in ground tie down points available. Please note, operators must supply there own tie down ropes or chains. All apron areas are monitored by 24/7 CCTV.


Bairnsdale Airport does not have landing or parking fees


Bairnsdale Airport has JET A1 and AVGAS available.

The fuel bowsers are located adjacent the terminal building directly off runway 13 and taxiway A.

The refuelling facility provides 24/7 self-service, accepting World Fuel Services card and major credit cards (Visa & MasterCard) at the pay station. It is monitored 24/7 by CCTV.

The fuel facility is operated by World Fuel Services.

For any issues pertaining to the facility, World Fuel Services should be contacted: 1800 319 479 (toll free); 03 8639 0226; or email

Pilots should check the validity of NOTAMs prior to planning trips to Bairnsdale Airport where fuel is required.

Bairnsdale Aero Club

If you are flying into Bairnsdale Airport (YBNS) let the East Gippsland Aero Club know.

The aviation enthusiasts have great clubrooms (including the Beaufort Bar) in one of the old RAAF World War II hangars.

The East Gippsland Aero Club currently has around 50 active members and are always seeking to attract new members from the East Gippsland community who have an interest in aviation.


Gippsland Ultralight and Leisure Flyers (GULF) was originally formed in 1982, operating t a large grazing property 'Redcourt', to the west of Bairnsdale. The club then moved to Yarram Aerodrome for several years.


The current East Gippsland Aero Club was formed by the GULF members and new facilities were established at Bairnsdale Airport with members spread from Mallacoota to Melbourne.


Members can benefit from other people's experiences in aviation with one primary goal: to make flying safe and enjoyable for all.

Meetings: Last Sunday morning of the month in Hangar 2 at Bairnsdale Airport at the end of Prendergast Road.

Barbecue lunch for a nominal fee.


For contact details see the East Gippsland Aero Club website Bairnsdale Airport - East Gippsland Aero Club.

Bairnsdale Airport Masterplan

The Bairnsdale Airport Master Plan was endorsed and adopted at a Council meeting in August 2020.

The Bairnsdale Airport Masterplan's objective is to facilitate structured development through appropriate infrastructure and services, which supports the existing economic and community activities and maximises further opportunities.


Council’s focus is to develop the airport to complement and support East Gippsland's community and businesses.


Council’s objectives are twofold:

  • To protect and direct airport development for larger aircraft to capture any     future opportunities that could support and encourage interest in the region for business development and tourism; and
  • Informed development of airport land to focus on and support the existing emergency services and aviation related activity.

Bairnsdale Airport Masterplan


Contact information

345 Bengworden Road, Bairnsdale, Victoria

Explore other Aerodromes