Gladstone Airport Gladstone Airport

From July 1, 2012, the Gladstone Airport became a corporatised entity. To find out more click here.

Gladstone Airport Car Park Fees & Charges:

 Short Term Car Park Fee (incl GST)
    First half hour Free
    Half hour - 1 hour $2.00
    1 hour - 2 hours $5.00
    2 hours - 5 hours $10.00
    5 hours - 10 hours $20.00
    10 hours - 24 hours $30.00
    Each additional 24 hours $30.00
    Lost ticket - short and long term parking
 Long Term Car Park  
    0 - 24 hours $12.00
    2 days $24.00
    3 days $40.00
    4 days $55.00
    Each additional day $15.00

Note: The fee for all lost tickets is $100.

Airport Screening

Gladstone Airport has compulsory screening of passengers and baggage. Passengers are required to submit all hand luggage and carry-on items for X-ray screening. Some of the more common items that are prohibited from any hand luggage include knives, scissors, tools, pen knives, any sharp objects and non-personal aerosol cans - BUT - there are others so please visit your preferred airline for more information. Passengers are required to pass through a walk-through metal detector. People with medical implants that may trigger an alarm should advise screening staff on entry to the secure area. Some passengers may also be asked to participate in an Explosive Trace Detector test. All checked bags are subject to X-ray prior to being loaded on to the aircraft. If you have any queries, please ask Screening Staff for assistance or phone the Airport on 4977 8800.

Passenger Travel

Gladstone is a rapidly growing industrial city on the Central Queensland coast. The airport caters primarily for business and leisure travellers and freight activities associated with the region's developed and emerging industrial complexes. Regular public transport (RPT) services are currently provided by QantasLink utilising primarily Dash 8 Series Q400 aircraft. QantasLink provide approx. 50 flights per week between Gladstone and Brisbane, as well as a daily service along the coast connecting to Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.

Virgin Australia began services in 2011 utilising primarily the ATR72 aircraft. Virgin Australia provides 10 flights per week Monday to Friday, and one flight Sundays between Gladstone and Brisbane.


The Airport is located approximately 5km from the city centre and is well catered for by taxi services.
General Aviation

A General Aviation parking apron is available with lighting and aircraft tie down facilities.
Avgas 100LL and Jet A1 are available. Sales are available through the Shell. Phone 4978 2201.
Contact Details

Airport Services Administration Office (flight information is not available from the Administration Office)
Aerodrome Road, Gladstone
Postal Address
PO Box 7200, Kin Kora MC, Gladstone Qld 4680
Phone 07 4977 8800
Fax 07 49781314
Flight Information and Scheduling
Qantaslink - Phone 13 13 13 Web
Virgin Australia - Phone 13 67 89

Rental Car Companies
Avis – Phone 07 4978 2633,
Budget – Phone 07 4972 8488 ,
Europcar - Phone 074978 7787,
Hertz – Phone 07 4978 6899 and
Thrifty – Phone 07 4972 5999

Other Business
Australian Helicopters – Phone 07 4978 1177,
Gladstone Catering (Bistro) – Phone 07 4978 3241
Qantas Freight – Phone 07 4978 3558
Gladstone Helicopters - Phone 07 4978 2403
The Coffee Club - Phone 07 4978 7496

CASA website (View)

Airport Information

  • Gladstone Airport Corporation Annual Report 2013 (1.3MB) (Download)


Corporatisation of Gladstone Airport

Gladstone Regional Council corporatised the upgraded Gladstone Airport on July 1, 2012.

Council has not privatised the airport but has provided a platform for the airport business to have its own corporate structure, wholly owned by Council on behalf of ratepayers and residents of the Gladstone Region.

As a corporate entity, the airport business has structures in place to focus on managing exponential forecast growth in passenger numbers in the coming years and, in doing so, cover the recent capital costs associated with the expansion of the terminal facilities and extension and upgrade of the runway.

Former Queensland Treasurer, the Hon. Dr David Hamill AM was appointed as Chairperson of the Gladstone Airport Corporation on May 15, 2012.

Joining him on the board are five non-executive directors:

  • Owen Williams (Deputy Chair)
  • Elizabeth Baker
  • Brad Bowes
  • John George
  • Tony Goodwin

To view their profiles click here