About the Airport

Latrobe Regional Airport is one of Victoria’s premier regional airports and is owned and operated by Latrobe City Council.

Business and community facilities operating at the airport include Helimed 1 air ambulance and rescue helicopter, branches of the Country Fire Authority and the permanent base for the Department of Sustainability and Environment aerial fire fighting aircraft.

Operators at Latrobe Regional Airport provide charter flights to anywhere in Australia and offer recreational and tourism facilities for residents in the Gippsland region. Flying lessons, tandem skydiving, gliding, joy flights, aerobatic flights, cadets and private hangars for recreational aviators.

Key Statistics

Operating with an unconditional Civil Aviation Safety Authority Licence V007, Latrobe Regional Airport consists of:

  • Two all weather runways
    • 03/21:1430 metres sealed to 23 metres wide and 03/27:gravel, 919 metres and 16 metres wide, and
    • a grass strip 03L/21R 537 metres,
  • Pilot activated lighting (PAL) on 03/21,
  • Radio activation aid, NDB,
  • Sealed apron,
  • Automatic weather information broadcast (AWB),
  • AFRU beep back,
  • Aviation fuel, AVGAS and AVTUR,
  • Air-conditioned terminal building,
  • Sealed public carpark,
  • On-site aircraft construction and maintenance facilities.

General Aviation Movements

  • Charter, hire, aerial - 9,000
  • Flight training - 12,500
  • Community service - 2,000
  • Private, business - 1,500
  • Total movements - 25,000

Organisations at the Latrobe Regional Airport

  • GippsAero
  • Aerial Skydives
  • Pioneer Avaiation Gippsland
  • East Coast Aviation
  • AV8
  • CHC Helicopters
  • Helimed 1
  • Department of Sustainability and Environment
  • Latrobe Valley Aero Club
  • Aerial Extras