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Landing and Parking Information

Itinerant Aircraft Landing Parking Approvals

Pilots should note the requirements stated in ERSA in relation to parking of aircraft at Great Barrier Reef Airport.  (Note that Great Barrier Reef Airport‘s entry in ERSA is under HAMILTON ISLAND) Parking space is limited and approvals must be obtained in advance.

To request aircraft parking please complete and submit the applicable form: 

Submit Request

When requesting a parking approval the following information is required:

  • Name of operator
  • Phone number (preferably 24 hour)/ fax number
  • Aircraft Type
  • Aircraft registration number
  • Origin/destination
  • Special requirements – eg VIP passengers
  • Passenger numbers in/out
  • Handling agent (for aircraft requiring marshalling or other ground handling services)

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Commercial and Charter Aircraft

    Ground Handling

    Larger aircraft using the main apron will be marshalled into position to their approved bay, due to the requirement to maintain safe clearances for airline operations.  Aircraft servicing, marshalling, and baggage handling services can be provided by local operators. GBRA does not provide an aircraft marshalling service.  Marshalling services can be provided by calling Skystar (07) 4946 9247 or Airline Handling Agency (07) 4946 9675.

    Main Apron Security Requirements

    Great Barrier Reef Airport is a security controlled airport.  The requirements of the Aviation Transport Security Act and Regulations apply to airside activities.

    The airside of the airport is security controlled and therefore a valid Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) must be worn at all times by visiting pilots.  Further detail on security requirements for your visit can be obtained by contacting the Airport Operations Officer.

    The main apron is a Security Restricted Area during the operational period of the airlines.  As such security measures including the screening of itinerant aircraft crew and their passengers, and the inspection of items going to the main apron may apply.  Pilots are responsible for the close escort of passengers to and from the terminal building, and ensuring separation from screened airline passengers.


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