Aerodromes & Aircraft Landing Areas

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Western Downs Regional Council operates a network of Aerodromes and Aircraft Landing Areas throughout the region, providing an integral transport hub for private, flight training, agricultural operations and commercial charter flight operations, as well as providing vital facilities to emergency and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

Select a tab below to find out more about each facility including features and other site specific information. 

 

Chinchilla Aerodrome

ICAO Airport Code: YCCA

Established in 1967, Chinchilla Aerodrome is a CASA Certified Aerodrome, utilised by private operators, regular commercial charter flights, flight training operators and emergency services. 

Location: 3km to the south of Chinchilla

Address: Aerodrome Road (off the main Chinchilla-Tara Road)

Operated by: Aerodrome Management Services (AMS) on behalf of Western Downs Regional Council

Senior Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) Contact:  0419 981 960

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) Contact:  0455 179 828

Email: Aerodromes@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Chinchilla-Aerodrome-En-Route-Supplement-Australia-ERSA-September-2022.pdf(PDF, 32KB)

Chinchilla-Aerodrome-Fact-Sheet.pdf(PDF, 175KB)

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Dalby Aerodrome

ICAO Airport Code: YDAY

Located 1.2km North of the Dalby Town Centre, Dalby Aerodrome is a Non-Certified Aircraft Landing Area (ALA).

As the busiest airfield in the Western Downs region, the aerodrome is mostly used by small light aircraft for both training and private use as well as a high volume of agricultural aviation activity. Dalby Aerodrome also sees regular visits by emergency services and daily return air freight services.   

Location: Northern side of Dalby Township

Address: Aerodrome Road, Dalby

Operated by: Western Downs Regional Council

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) Contact: 0429 571 233

Email: Aerodromes@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Dalby-Aerodrome-En-Route-Supplement-Australia-ERSA-September-2022.pdf(PDF, 24KB)

Dalby-Aerodrome-Fact-Sheet.pdf(PDF, 170KB)

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Miles Aerodrome

ICAO Airport Code: YMLS

Undergoing a major expansion in 2013, Miles Aerodrome is a CASA Certified Aerodrome, utilised by private operators, regular commercial charter flights, flight training operators, emergency services and the Military.

Location: 18km South of Miles

Address: 40605 Leichhardt Highway

Operated by: Aerodrome Management Services (AMS) on behalf of Western Downs Regional Council

Miles Office: (07) 4627 7156

Aerodrome Senior Reporting Officer (ARO) Contact:  0419 981 960

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) Contact: 0455 179 828

Email: Aerodromes@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Miles-Aerodrome-En-Route-Supplement-Australia-ERSA-September-2022.pdf(PDF, 27KB)

Miles-Aerodrome-Fact-Sheet.pdf(PDF, 143KB)

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Tara Aerodrome

ICAO Airport Code: YTAA

Located 12km North of Tara Township, Tara Aerodrome is a Non-Certified Aircraft Landing Area (ALA). Tara Airfield is mostly used by small light aircraft for both training and private use, with the occasional charter flight transiting workers to and from work.

Location: 12km North of Tara  

Address: Chinchilla-Tara Road, Tara

Operated by: Western Downs Regional Council

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) Contact: 0429 571 233

Email: Aerodromes@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Tara-Aerodrome-En-Route-Supplement-Australia-ERSA-Sep-2022.pdf(PDF, 20KB)

Tara-Aerodrome-Fact-Sheet.pdf(PDF, 138KB)

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Dulacca Airstrip

Un-controlled Aircraft Landing Area 

LANDING APPROVALS AND CONDITION REPORTS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THIS AIRSTRIP 

Dulacca Airstrip is an area defined as reserve for the purpose of aircraft landing. It is an undeveloped landing area that is used primarily by private aircraft.

Location: 2.6km West of Dulacca

Address: Warrego Highway, Dulacca

Operated by: Western Downs Regional Council

Dimensions of Runway Strip: 1000m x 45m undefined

Dimensions of Runway: 1000m x 45m undefined

Clearways: NOT MARKED

Runway Surface: Grass

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) Contact:  0429 571 233

Email: Aerodromes@wdrc.qld.gov.au

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Meandarra Airstrip

Un-controlled Aircraft Landing Area

LANDING APPROVAL AND CONDITION REPORT REQUESTS ARERECOMMENDED FOR THIS AIRSTRIP

Meandarra Airstrip is a mixed use facility located just a few minutes from the township of Meandarra.  The Airstrip is mostly used by Agricultural Aviation companies, servicing the prosperous surrounding farming areas and private operators.

Location: 2km South of Meandarra 

Address: Surat Developmental Road, Meandarra

Operated by: Western Downs Regional Council

Dimensions of Runway Strip: 1200m x 30m as defined

Dimensions of Runway: 1200m x 8m as defined (610m unsealed gravel and 608m of sealed bitumen)

Clearways: 80m

Runway Surface: Unsealed gravel and sealed bitumen 

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) Contact: 0429 571 233

Email: Aerodromes@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Meandarra-Aerodrome-Fact-Sheet.pdf(PDF, 142KB)

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Moonie Airstrip

Un-controlled Aircraft Landing Area

LANDING APPROVAL AND CONDITION REPORT REQUESTS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THIS AIRSTRIP

Moonie Aerodrome was established to serve the community developed around Moonie Township. The aerodrome is primarily utilised by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and local aircraft.

The aerodrome is officially classified as an Aircraft Landing Area.

Location: 12km south of Moonie

Address: Green and Whites Road

Operated by: Western Downs Regional Council

Dimensions of Runway Strip: 884m x 30m as defined

Dimensions of Runway: 824m x 30m as defined

Clearways: 30m at each end has been marked and provided

Runway Magnetic Bearing: 181 degrees Magnetic

Runway Surface: Unrated, graded, compacted brown gravel

Runway Slope: Level

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) Contact: 0429 571 233

Email: Aerodromes@wdrc.qld.gov.au

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Wandoan Airstrip

Un-controlled Aircraft Landing Area

LANDING APPROVALS AND CONDITION REPORTS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THIS AIRSTRIP 

Wandoan Aerodrome was established with the intention to serve the resource and energy sectors, with development not eventuating. The Landing area is used primarily by private aircraft.

The aerodrome is officially classified as an Aircraft Landing Area.

Location: 1.2km North of Wandoan

Address: Leichhardt Highway, Wandoan

Operated by: Western Downs Regional Council

Dimensions of Runway Strip: 650m x 30m undefined

Dimensions of Runway: 650m x 30m undefined

Clearways: NOT MARKED

Runway Surface: Combination of Grass and unrated, graded, compacted brown gravel

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) Contact: 0429 571 233

Email: Aerodromes@wdrc.qld.gov.au

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