Shellharbour Airport is a security-controlled licensed aerodrome owned and managed by Shellharbour City Council and operated under the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Aircraft landing and parking

Aircraft parking is limited. Call 0421 044 153 in advance to arrange. Aircraft landing and parking fees are charged in accordance with our schedule of fees & charges.

We are currently compiling expressions of interest for hangarage at the airport for future businesses and development of the airport hangar precinct.

If you are interested in being on the register, please complete a hangar expression of interest form and return to

Fly Neighbourly Practices

Shellharbour City Council and the Airport Operators have agreed to fly neighbourly practices which state that:

  • Pilots use runway 08 (to the east) only when operationally necessary (due to wind direction).
  • Helicopters are not allowed to overfly the residential area to the east of the airport at an altitude less than 1000ft (300m).
  • Pilots to avoid flight over Haywards Bay when taking off and landing on runway 16/34.
  • Air Ambulance helicopter pilot familiarisation training is restricted to practice approach and departures.
  • Night training restricted to north/south runway with runway 34 preferred.
  • Night circuit training to cease at 10pm local time. Further information for pilots is available on the AirServices Australia website.


Main Runway – 16/34

  • North/South facing runway

Available for day and night landing in accordance with Fly Neighbourly Practices

Secondary Runway – 08/26

  • East/West facing runway

There are no nighttime operations on runway 08/26

Airport Strategic and Business Plan

Aircraft Working Party

The Aircraft Working Party meets regularly to discuss operational matters about the airport. The working party has two community representatives, who put forward the views of the community.

If you have concerns about the airport you can contact us directly on (02) 4221 6111 or contact one of the Airport Working Party community representatives:

Neville Pearson - Phone: 0448 318 133
Ken Crest - Email:


Development activity in and around the airport must comply with height, lighting and noise standards. Council must be informed of all planning and construction activities for assessment including permanent and non-permanent structures and events.

Application for approval to carry out controlled activity.

Permanent structures and events must follow our development application process.

Temporary items including cranes and drills need to be assessed by Council and may incur fees and charges.

For applications or further information email


If you wish to film at the airport you must lodge an Application to Film to be assessed by our staff.

If approved, fees and conditions apply.

On-site services

Shellharbour Airport is home to a number of organisations:

Bright EventsOperates Wings Over the Illawarra

(02) 4208 3997

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Capital AircraftAvionic modifications; including design, supply and integrate new equipment into aircraft.

0488 049 158

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HARS (Historical Aircraft Restoration Society)HARS Museum is open every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day. Guided tours are available any time between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

(02) 4257 4333

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The Illawarra Flyers 0408 960 688
Fly CorporateOperating regular passenger transport services to Melbourne and Brisbane.

1300 851269

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NSW Air Flight TrainingFlight training school for all ages and skill levels.

(02) 4256 1001

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Southern Biplanes/5 Point AviationFlight training organisation, specialising in advanced flying skills and flight screening preparation.(02) 4257 9440

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Skydive the BeachOperates skydiving services.

1300 520 271

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TrikeFanMicrolight flights, tours and training.Visit website
Toll Rescue HelicoptersProvide helicopter rescue and retrieval services in NSW on behalf of NSW Ambulance.Visit website
Touchdown HelicoptersOffers scenic, charter and aerial work services.

0417 121 545

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Total Aerospace SolutionsTurnkey solutions for small to medium aerospace engineering related projects.

(02) 4648 0722

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Viva Energy AustraliaProviding aircraft fuel.

0437 323 185

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Contact Information

02 4221 6111
Airport Road
Albion Park NSW 2527
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Last updated : Thu 21 Oct 2021