Essendon Airport is a general aviation aerodrome and the base for emergency services fixed wing aircraft and helicopters including police, air ambulance, rescue and firefighting aircraft.
A curfew that restricts both aircraft type and usage between the hours of 11pm and 6am applies. Certain classes of aircraft are permitted to operate during the curfew, including emergency services. More detail on curfew restrictions and dispensations is available at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
Essendon Airport makes available on its website a Community Information Booklet.
Airservices easy-to-understand booklet, Guide to our operations, provides explanation about how air traffic control works and insights into everyday occurrences at airports.
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