Paradise awaits Hamilton Island Airport

This busy airport handles direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns, operated by Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas.

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Airport parking and landing information 

For pilots flying to Hamilton Island, whether on a commercial airline or private plane or helicopter, there are several important regulations and points to note. 

Itinerant aircraft landing parking approvals

Any pilots flying to the island should note the requirements stated in ERSA regarding parking aircraft at Hamilton Island Airport.  

(Note that Hamilton Island Airport‘s entry in ERSA is under HAMILTON ISLAND).

Submit request

Parking space is limited, and approvals must be obtained in advance.
To request aircraft parking, please complete and submit the applicable form. 

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 – e.g. VIP passengers
  • Passenger numbers in/out
  • Handling agent (for aircraft requiring marshalling or other ground handling services)

Download the general aviation schedule of fees and charges

Commercial and charter aircraft

Airport Parking request form for Commercial and Charter Aircraft.

View the schedule of fees and charges for Commercial and Charter Aircraft

Ground handling

Larger aircraft using the main apron will be marshalled into position to their approved bay due to the need to maintain safe clearances for airline operations. 

Aircraft servicing, marshalling, and baggage handling services can be provided by the local operators. 

Hamilton Island Airport does not provide an aircraft marshalling service. Ground Handling and marshalling services can be provided by either Aerocare 07 4946 9675 or Precision Aviation Services 07 4946 9683.

Main apron security requirements

Hamilton Island 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.


Aviation fuel is available from Shell, please call 07 4646 8729 or 0412 936 177.