Kempsey Airport

Aviation Business Park sign

Kempsey Airport is a highly functioning and well-resourced facility located mid-way between the lucrative markets of Brisbane and Sydney, as well as between the regional centres of Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Owned and operated by Kempsey Shire Council, Kempsey Airport is used for a range of commercial and recreational purposes, such as aircraft maintenance, charter operations, pilot training, skydiving, a local flying club and general aviation, as well as medical and emergency services.

Kempsey Aviation Business Park

Kempsey Aviation Business Park is located adjacent to the airfield and provides a full-service business location including roads, direct airside access via taxiways, power, telecommunications, water supply and wastewater.

Kempsey Aviation Business Park provides numerous competitive advantages:

  • Airfield space available for lease and hangar development
  • Customisable land options to suit all development needs
  • Light industrial opportunities
  • Large and small lot development potential
  • Expansive grounds
  • Automated aviation fuel facility
  • Technically superior runway
  • Suitable for 24/7 operations
  • Car parking
  • Close proximity to the South Kempsey service centre interchange and industrial area
  • Onsite aircraft maintenance service

For further information, including how to lease commercial space at the park, contact:

Aisha Spokes
Commercial Assets Officer
Kempsey Shire Council
Phone: 02 6566 3200

Passenger transport services

City and Country Air Charters  operates from Kempsey’s Aviation Business Park and offers charter services.

City and Country Air Charters
Andrew Marsh
0418 450 321

Currently no daily passenger service operates to Kempsey Airport. There are 2 nearby airports that offer daily commercial passenger services.

Port Macquarie Airport  is 48km or a 35 minute drive from Kempsey

Port Macquarie Airport
99 Boundary Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
(02) 6581 8111

Coffs Harbour Airport  is 103km or a 1 hour drive from Kempsey

Coffs Harbour Airport
Airport Drive
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
(02) 6648 4767

Airport operations

Though Kempsey Shire Council is the owner and operator of Kempsey Airport, aviation safety is governed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) while air navigation services and aircraft noise management are provided by AirServices Australia.

Council has adopted a Fly Neighbourly Advice (FNA) and Noise Management Plan to assist in managing the impact of aircraft noise on surrounding areas.

Fly Neighbourly Advice (FNA)

The FNA is a voluntary code of practice established between the airport, aircraft operators and the community. The FNA assists with the minimisation of noise nuisance experienced by the Airport’s neighbours by means of the Fly Neighbourly Principles, which are to be observed by both local and visiting aircraft to Kempsey Airport.

Noise Management Plan (NMP)

The Noise Management Plan (NMP) for Kempsey Airport was developed by The Airport Group, and adopted by Council in June 2019, after extensive consultation with the community.

Aviation related complaints

Council keeps a register of aviation complaints that is updated at the end of each calendar month, and investigates complaints within our control.

While Council investigates all complaints within our control, it is recommended that anyone with concerns regarding aircraft noise or low flying aircraft, lodge complaints directly with AirServices Australia or CASA as follows:

Aircraft noise

AirServices Australia’s Noise Complaints and Information Service  (NCIS) is the Australian aviation industry‚Äôs main interface on aircraft noise and related issues for the community:

Noise Complaints and Information Service
PO Box 211
Mascot NSW 1460
1800 802 584

Or fill out their Online complaint form 

AirServices Australia only accepts complaints directly and does not accept complaints through any third party, including Council.

Low-flying aircraft

CASA is responsible for aviation safety. People can report any aviation related safety concerns or low-flying aircraft to CASA by completing their online Report a Low Flying Aircraft Form 

Register of Aviation Related Complaints

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