Council owns and operates two Fraser Coast airports - Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

Hervey Bay Airport

Hervey Bay Airport has commercial flights which operate regularly to and from Brisbane, Sydney and Lady Elliot Islands.

Frequent charter operations are also conducted out of the Airport to nearby Fraser Island.

The modern, well-equipped airport terminal features a cafe and licenced bar, ATM, free wi-Fi internet and Visitor Information Centre

Car parking facilities are available in close proximity to the terminal.

Hervey Bay Airport has a 2,000-metre long x 30-metre wide sealed runway.

Maryborough Airport

The Maryborough Airport is primarily used for recreational flying, medical air services, flying training and freight transport.

Maryborough Airport has a 1,587m long x 30m wide sealed runway and an 885m long x 30m wide grass runway.

Aircraft noise

Night-time aircraft activity at Council's airports is undertaken by passenger airlines, charter flights, freight services, medical and emergency services, Australian and Queensland Police, Defence Force and general aviation.

Night-time aircraft and helicopter training is also undertaken at the airports which are a vital element of flight training programs.

For more details see Fact Sheet - Aircraft Noise - Hervey Bay and Maryborough Airports (PDF,266kB)


Fraser Coast Airports Master Plan 2011 - 2031

The Fraser Coast Airports Master Plan seeks to provide a clear, easily understood planning framework for both the aviation and non-aviation development of the Fraser Coast airports for the next 20 years.

The Master Plan provides the basis for the development of aviation facilities and infrastructure, coordination of aviation and non-aviation land use planning and management of the airports.

2030/31 Aviation Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF)

Aviation Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) is a system developed as a land use planning tool aimed at controlling encroachment on airports by "noise sensitive" buildings.

ANEFs are the official forecasts of future noise exposure patterns around an airport and they constitute the contours on which land use planning authorities base their controls.

The ANEFs for the Hervey Bay and Maryborough airports have been endorsed and incorporated into the Fraser Coast Airports Master Plan.