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

Airport Information

Gladstone Airport Car Park Fees & Charges:  
(Effective February 1, 2013)

 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
 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


Airport Screening

Gladstone Airport introduced compulsory screening of passengers and baggage on April 18, 2011. 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 RPT services on 17 October 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 Carnet card and credit card.
Contact Details

Airport Services Administration Office (flight information is not available from the Administration Office)
Aerodrome Road, Gladstone
Postal Address
PO Box 29, 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,
Australian Air Express (Freight) – Phone 07 4978 1500
Curry Kenny Aviation Group - Phone 07 4978 2403
The Coffee Club - Phone 07 4978 7496

CASA website (View)


From the Archives
Official Opening 

The official opening date of the Gladstone Airport runway and terminal was prolonged by extreme wet weather conditions in December 2010 and January 2011 causing delays to terminal extension work. The project was affected by workers isolated in flooded areas and transport delays for construction supplies for the terminal.

Associated work:
Callemondah Drive overpass
The Callemondah Drive overpass opened to traffic on October 16, 2010. Installation of street lighting on the overpass access road was the final step in the upgrade as part of the $65 million Gladstone Airport Runway Reconstruction Project. Now complete, the overpass diverts traffic from Callemondah Industrial Estate to the Dawson Highway roundabout at Police Creek.
Airport terminal extension and upgrade 
Council finalised the $5.5 million airport terminal extension works in March 2011 with the redeveloped terminal building representing a modern, regional airport. Works included the installation of security screening facilities and improved baggage areas, upgrading and facility expansion, including car park, to accommodate increased passenger numbers safely and efficiently.
            Runway work            
Work in 2010 involved major culvert work, back-filling over the culvert and the placement of final pavement layers of gravel.
Redevelopment highlights
  • 2008 - Gladstone Regional Council opts to reconstruct airport runway due to deterioration, to provide continued operations for existing aircraft services.
  • 2008 - Council's technical advisors devise a "staged" approach to reconstruction to allow airport to remain operational throughout the project.
  • March 2009 - Golding Contractors awarded $45 million Reconstruction Project.
  • Reconstruction to be undertaken in four key stages.
  • May 2009 – Work begins on Runway Reconstruction Project stage one.
  • August 2009 – Terminal tender awarded to Woollam Constructions.
  • September 2009 – Work starts on additional 200 parking bays.
  • February 2010 – Temporary Callemondah road route created to counteract work on Callemondah Drive overpass.
  • August 2010 – Council commissions runway and celebrates arrival of first commercial aircraft.

Airport News Archive

Nov 16, 2011: Gladstone Airport claims Regional Airport of the Year Award (read more)
Sep 21, 2011: LNG industry provides $10m for Gladstone Airport upgrade (read more)
July 28, 2011: Virgin Blue announces Gladstone flights (read more)
July 29, 2011: Strategic Airlines withdraws from Gladstone route (read more)

Gladstone Airport Open Day & Terminal Building Naming - April 17, 2011

Media release - 17 April 2011 - Airport terminal building named
Media release - 17 April 2011 - Open day celebrations Airport project
Project timeline

Project facts


 Light aircraft on show at the
Airport Open Day on April 17.

Mayor Gail Sellers with CEO
Graeme Kanofski and Leonie

 Minister Albanese at the
naming  ceremony of the
airport terminal.