Bundaberg Regional Airport
Bundaberg Regional Council owns and operates the Bundaberg Airport which is located 6km south west of the Bundaberg CBD.
The region is serviced by two commercial airlines, Qantaslink and Virgin Australia, and a number of Charter Operators.
Regular Qantaslink and Virgin Australia services fly in and out of Bundaberg (connecting to Brisbane) with approximately 35 services per week.
For flight information or bookings, please contact:
The Bundaberg Airport has a kiosk facility that provides light refreshments for passengers and visitors.
The following rental car companies currently operate from the Bundaberg Airport:
Avis Rent A Car Ph 07 4152 1877 www.avis.com.au
Budget Ph 07 5443 5230 www.budget.com.au
Europcar 07 4155 0333 http://car-rental.europcar.com.au/bundaberg-airport-car-hire
Thrifty Ph 07 4151 6222 www.thrifty.com.au
Hertz Ph 07 4155 0884 www.hertz.com.au
Aviation fuel is available from A & H Refuelling (Shell Aviation) Ph 07 41551061 or 0418782875.
General Aviation parking is available in the designated area and aircraft tie down facilities are available for lease.
Fees and Charges
For more information on fees and charges applying at the airport please go to Council's Fees & Charges or see the ‘Conditions of Use’ story below.
If you have any queries or require further business development information please email the Commercial Business and Economic Development team at email@example.com or phone 1300 883 699.
Condition of use policy including Fees and Charges
At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 21 May 2013, the Condition of Use Policy» was formally resolved by Council. This document is intended to provide guidance and direction to users and tenants of the Bundaberg Regional Airport to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, and the safe conduct of activities at the Airport. By Federal Regulation and Local Law 7, Council must control airside safety and security, but permit access to the airport facilities by users having a lawful excuse to be in security controlled areas.
An important part of the Policy serves as guidelines to control the use of vehicles accessing the airside through security measures and by a specific approvals application process.
A further inclusion in the new Condition of Use Policy» is the change to landing fees which are to apply to all aircraft over 1,500 MTOW and will not include the previous waiver whereby; if the aircraft operator had an existing commercial arrangement with Council (ie commercial hangar lease) they would be exempt from landing fees. This variation will apply from 01 July 2013 and reflects Council's need to operate the airport as a commercial business and to assist in the funding of improved infrastructure and services at the airport.
It is anticipated that all airport stakeholders will be provided with a copy of the Condition of Use Policy» and any person with feedback is encouraged to email the Manager, Commercial Business & Economic Development Cameron Bisley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Virgin Australia commences flights to Bundaberg
The arrival of the first commercial flight by Virgin Australia at the Bundaberg Airport 04 May 2013 was a significant event for the region and one which Bundaberg Regional Council made memorable for passengers arriving and departing on the first flights.
Mayor, Cr Mal Forman attended the airport with several fellow Councillors to personally greet passengers disembarking from the flight.
Both arriving and departing passengers were presented with individually numbered certificates acknowledging they were passengers on the initial flight VA1701 which landed at 1:40pm. They also received a small Bundaberg Region memento.
Virgin Australia is only the second commercial carrier to operate out of Bundaberg Regional Airport with daily flights to Brisbane.
Council was actively engaged in negotiations spanning several years to entice a carrier to the region.
Parking at the Airport
Public Car Park
Located directly in front of the terminal building, the public car park provides quick easy access to the terminal, with disabled car parking available.
There is no charge for the first 2 hours use of the public car park. Payment can be made by cash or credit card (visa or mastercard) at one of the two automatic payment machines located in the baggage collection area.
The parking policy provides FREE parking for the first two hours. Visitors dropping off or picking up passengers within two hours will not pay for parking. After this period the fee is in accordance with the fee schedule.
This system aims to maximise the availability of parking for all Airport users. Revenue raised from parking will assist the Airport keep pace with the ever increasing operational costs, including security regulations. Funds will also be used to support ongoing improvements to the Airport services and facilities.
Please select the image to the left to view more information and fees & charges.
General Aviation Hangars
Good news for the general aviation and light aircraft fraternity who are seeking new hangar sites in the Bundaberg Region.
Bundaberg Regional Council recently approved the General Aviation Master Plan developed by independent consultants, which sets out 17 new hangar sites to maximise the use and functionality of the existing and proposed taxiway system and future access to the Kensington Parkside Air Park.
Safety associated with increased taxiway traffic has also been paramount with master planned designs avoiding head-to-head traffic movements on taxiways and greater Hangar movement and flexibility.
Council has now endorsed the Master Plan and is seeking 'Expressions of Interest' from interested parties who may wish to lease a hanger space. The completion of the project was greatly anticipated and has resulted in one new hanger already being built and a number of interested parties indicating they will be taking up this opportunity in the near future. Bundaberg Regional Council has always been a strong supporter of the General Aviation industry and we beleive the new GA Masterplan will present the region with many more aviation opportunities.
Aviation Security - Passenger Screening
The Office of Transport Security requires that passengers, carry-on luggage and checked baggage must be security screened from 01 July 2012.
Bundaberg Regional Council has been proactive in seeking and taking delivery of the best equipment available to provide these services. The checked baggage x-ray equipment is installed and the passenger carry-on luggage x-ray equipment is scheduled to be installed in April 2012. The cost for the equipment will be covered by a Federal Government grant for establishing security screening services.
In December 2011, Council advertised for an aviation security screening contractor to provide the staffing services for security functions. The selection and engagement process is now finalised and we congratulate MSS Ltd who have been endorsed by Council to provide this service. We anticipate security screening services will commence in mid-June this year.
The commencement of security screening and the introduction of a sterile security border around the Departures Lounge will result in a number of operational changes at the airport and we will endeavour to keep the community informed as the implementation date gets closer.
Security Camera Coverage
With the recent expansion of public car park facilities and legislative requirements by the Office of Transport Security to provide CCTV coverage of airside access points, Council is progressing the process to install additional security camera points and systems.
The level of service and security has increased exponentially over the past three years inline with increased compliance of National and International regulation. Bundaberg Regional Airport continues to develop and expand to meet the current and future demand.
Travellers Survey Completed
Air travellers have responded positively to a Bundaberg Regional Council online survey with a majority giving the upgraded regional airport operations a tick of approval.
Council conducted the survey to gather valuable feedback from airline passengers to help with ongoing evaluation of the airport and guide its future growth and direction.
The survey found eighty-six per cent of the 1142 people who took part in the survey said they were satisfied with their experience at the airport. Read more»
Bundaberg Regional Aviation and Aerospace Precinct
Bundaberg region enjoys a proud reputation in aviation, being the home of pioneer aviator Bert Hinkler and the established base of iconic manufacturing firms Jabiru Aircraft, MicroAir Avionics and CAMit Industries. A substantial supply chain consisting of many other small businesses operating in and around the city and region, has already developed to support these businesses.
Further, the Central Queensland University has established both a Diploma and Bachelor Degree of Aviation Technology course which is available at the Bundaberg Campus.
Capitalising on the region's aviation industry capability and in an endeavour to create new regional economic development opportunities, the Bundaberg Regional Council has developed an Aviation and Aerospace Precinct masterplan.
The Bundaberg Regional Aviation and Aerospace Precinct encompasses an area of 290.6ha and includes:
- existing aviation industries, charter operations, pilot training schools
- existing airport
- new passenger terminal
- CQUniversity - Diploma and Bachelor Degree of Aviation Technology studies
- an 11ha business and commercial precinct, which will have both leasehold and freehold lots with airside and landside access
- an adjacent privately developed Business and Residential Airpark, both with airside and landside access
- the Regional Aerial Emergency Services Headquarters; being the base for the Royal Flying Doctors Service and the RACQ Helicopter Rescue Service.
The future development of the Precinct will provide the region with employment, skill enhancement, business development and global opportunities, technological advancements, and will contribute to the region's growing tourism industry. Investment into the industry will further develop the existing aviation and aerospace supply chain, in turn, having a positive economic impact on the whole of the Wide Bay Burnett region.
If you have any queries or require further business development information in regard to any of the above components of the Bundaberg Regional Aviation and Aerospace Precinct then please email the Commercial Business and Economic Development team at email@example.com or phone 1300 883 699.