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 (GA, RAA and Microlights), tandem skydiving, gliding, joy flights, aerobatic flights, RAAF 426 SQN 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 18 metres wide, and
    • a grass strip 03L/21R 537 metres,
  • PAPI
  • Pilot activated lighting (PAL) on 03/21,
  • Radio navigation aid, NDB,
  • Sealed apron,
  • Automatic weather information broadcast (AWIS),
  • AFRU beep back,
  • Aviation fuel, AVGAS and SET A,
  • Air-conditioned terminal building,
  • Sealed public carpark,
  • On-site aircraft construction and maintenance facilities.  

Organisations at the Latrobe Regional Airport

  • Mahindra/GippsAero
  • Bandicoot Adventure Flights 
  • Latrobe Flying Museum
  • East Coast Aviation
  • Osprey Aviation
  • Latrobe Valley Airframes and Welding
  • Helimed 1—Ambulance Air Rescue
  • Department of Environment and Primary Industry—Regional Fire Base
  • Latrobe Valley Aero Club
  • Aerial Extras