Bathurst Aerodrome Business Park

Bathurst Aero Business Park

The nearest airport west of Sydney

Bathurst Aerodrome covers over 195 hectares.  As one of the closest regional airports to Sydney, Bathurst Aerodrome is a popular destination for pilots, particularly trainees, from Bankstown and Camden Aerodromes.

Bathurst Aerodrome is located just over a two-hour drive from the future Western Sydney International Airport. Flight time from metropolitan regulated airspace is a matter of minutes. The proximity, availability of support facilities, maintenance, and refuelling options, along with the enviable natural environment and vibrant regional economy, makes Bathurst Aerodrome an attractive investment opportunity for aircraft, transport and freight businesses and private leaseholders alike.


Why choose Bathurst Aerodrome

There are lots of reasons to choose Bathurst Aerodrome for your business operations. Here’s just a few!

  • Bathurst is the nearest Airport west of Sydney, with a flight time to Sydney of around 40 minutes.
  • Cost to do business is a fraction of what you will pay in Sydney.
  • You will have access to a workforce of nearly 75,000 people. Bathurst is part of an interconnected workforce with Orange, Lithgow, Blayney, Oberon and Cabonne.
  • Easy connection to the Great Western Highway, getting you to the Sydney CBD in under 3 hours.
  • Free, untimed car parking for staff and customers.
  • Aircraft maintenance and refuelling options provided on site.


Investment Opportunities

With a flight time of around 40 minutes to Sydney, modern facilities, maintenance support, refuelling options, and close proximity to one of Australia’s fastest growing regional cities, Bathurst Aerodrome provides a great opportunity for anyone who wants to take their aviation business to new heights.

Over $10 million has been invested in the Bathurst Aerodrome since 2016, ensuring the sustainability of operations into the future.

Investment Opportunities Information

Future Land Release

Significant future works are planned at the Bathurst Aerodrome, with a further $3.8 million to be invested over the next three years. This will include:

  • Apron asphalt rehabilitation
  • Lead-in taxiway construction
  • Taxiway reseals
  • Taxiway lighting works
  • Reconstruction of the secondary gravel runway
  • Upgraded electric security gates at existing manual access points

An additional 13,000 sq.m of land for leasable hangar space will be created. To find out more or register your interest for the future land release, please contact Bathurst Regional Council Property Section - (02) 6333 6235.

Bathurst Aerodrome Prospectus(PDF, 1MB)  




Bathurst Aerodrome Operations

Distance to Other Airports by Road 

Western Sydney International Airport – 155km
Bankstown – 190km
Sydney – 200km
Canberra – 260km

Aerodrome Operations
Refuelling Services

Refuelling at Bathurst Airport is simple with two easily accessible fuel bowsers supplying Avgas and Jet A-1.


We keep things safe and secure with access to the terminal through electronically controlled gates. There are a number of other access points, including gates which provide access for authorised vehicles. The airport is classified as a Tier 3 airport via the Aviation Transport Security Act.

Landing Aids

There is pilot-activated, medium-intensity lighting on Runway 17/35 and Taxiway Alpha. Lights are activated through the Pilot-Activated Lighting System (PAL) on frequency 127.35MHz. There are three illuminated wind indicators located on the aerodrome.

Emergency Power

The airport has an emergency stand-by generator that is automatically switched on when there is a mains power failure.

Helicopter Landing Area

A helicopter landing area has been set aside to the east of the Aero Club. There are three helicopter landing sites marked.




Fees and Charges

Use the link below to access  Airport Fees and Charges:

Airport Fees and Charges 2023/2024(PDF, 155KB)


Notice of Intended Use

To ensure the activity you are proposing to undertake complies with relevant legislation, as well as Council's local policies and procedures, it is essential that applications are lodged a minimum of 48 business hours prior to commencement of crane/high clearance plant use.

Please follow the link to view and complete an application form(PDF, 179KB).


Runways, Taxiways and Aprons

Runway 17/35

The primary runway, Runway 17/35, is 1,705 metres long and 30 metres wide and is located within a 150m wide runway strip. Runway 17/35 is sealed with a bitumen sealed surface. The runway is rated at a Pavement Classification Number (PCN) of 12 and a tyre pressure of 94 PSI. However, pavement concessions may be issued for larger aircraft.

Runway 17/35 is equipped with pilot activated low intensity runway edge lights and an Automated Frequency Response Unit. The lights are currently installed at 59 metre spacing.

PAPI is installed on the right-hand side of Runway 35 at a 3° approach path, with a threshold crossing height of 41.5 feet. PAPI is also located on the left-hand side of Runway 17. Both are pilot activated with the lighting system and utilises the same AFRU. Standby power is available for all lighting, with a 1-minute switchover time.

Runway 08/26

The cross runway, Runway 08/26, is 1,315 metres long and a 90-metre-wide strip. The runway is rated for 5,700kg maximum take-off weight and 84 PSI tyre pressure. The runway is not lit.

The runway has a sealed central 18 metres and 150 metres of grass on the western end. 

Grass Gliding Runway

A grass runway used for gliding operations is located west of Runway 17/35 in the section to the south of Runway 08/26. The ends of the area to be used for gliders are marked with the gliding operations signal. The grass runway is 800 metres long. Due to the gliding runway being located within the runway strip for Runway 17/35, independent operations are not permitted. However, circuits are reconfigured during gliding operations to minimise conflicts between operations.


Taxiway A provides access to Runway 17/35 from the RPT apron for all aircraft up to and including Code C. It has a sealed surface 15m wide with shoulders of 3m. Taxiway A has green taxiway centre lighting.

Taxiway B extends to the north from the RPT apron to the Aero Club hangar and a refuelling facility. It is a sealed Code B taxiway with green centre lighting.

Taxiway C taxiway runs parallel to Runway 17/35, and provides a link between Runway 08/26, Taxiway A and Taxiways D and E.  All hangar area to the south of the terminal and RPT apron are accessed by Taxiway C. It is a sealed Code B taxiway with green centre lighting.

Taxiway D is a sealed Code A taxiway providing access to hangars.

Taxiway E is a sealed Code A taxiway providing access to hangars from the southern end of Taxiway C.

Taxiway F provides access from Taxiway D back to Taxiway A, and services a fuelling facility.


The sealed main apron is divided into two parts. The southern area contains Bay 1, the primary RPT parking position, with lead-in and lead-out lines. Beyond the parking clearance line for this position is a designated parking area used by itinerant aircraft parking, particularly large corporate jets and private charters.

The northern area contains Bay 2, which is marked with a single aircraft parking position with lead-in and lead-out lines for RPT aircraft, along with alternate keyhole positions for itinerant aircraft.

During race events at Mount Panorama, such as the Bathurst 1000, significant additional movements are typical. Apron parking is restricted across these periods to approved operations due to parking congestion.

There is additional grass apron area available for GA aircraft between Taxiway B and Taxiway C.

This area is equipped with light aircraft cable tie-downs.


Our Aerodrome Businesses

Bathurst Aerodrome is home to a number of aero-related businesses.

Aero Club

Bathurst Aero Club

Aircraft Maintenance

Aerowork Bathurst
Panair Panorama Airways

Charter Flights

Panair Panorama Airways

Air Cadets

Air Training Corp

Flying Schools

Learn 2 Fly (18fifty3)
Panair Panorama Airways
Ward Air

Joy Flights / Trial Flights

FastJet Adventure Flights
Learn 2 Fly (18fifty3)
Panair Panorama Airways
Ward Air


Aero Refuellers
Air BP


Get in Touch

For operational matters:

Groundsman (Bathurst Regional Council): 0408 639 075

For leasing and business opportunities:

Property Section: (02) 6333 6235

Economic Development Section: (02) 6333 6553