Canberra Airport is located 8 kilometres to the east of the city. There are no residential areas directly aligned with the runways, though the suburb of Jerrabomberra is located around 10 kilometres to the south east of the airport.
Operations at the airport are a mixture of jet aircraft and general aviation traffic. Australia’s VIP fleet is based at Canberra, as well as several fixed wing and helicopter flying schools. Other operations in the Canberra area may originate from hospital helipads or the Southcare Helicopter base and adjacent ATC Emergency Services Agency helipads (around 7 kilometres south of the airport).
There is no curfew at Canberra airport. A noise abatement area applies to most residential areas of Canberra and Queanbeyan.
Our easy-to-understand booklet, Guide to our operations, provides explanation about how air traffic control works and insights into everyday occurrences at airports.