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Merimbula Airport

Merimbula Airport Upgrade Terminal


  • Located on Arthur Kaine Drive, 2 kilometres south of the Merimbula township
  • The airport resides at an elevation of 2 metres above mean sea level
  • It has one runway designated with an asphalt surface measuring 1,602 metres x 30 metres

Airlines and Destinations

Regional Express (ReX)

  • Melbourne: Arrivals 1 flight daily; Departures 1 flight daily
  • Sydney: Arrivals 3 flights daily; Departures 3 flights daily
  • Moruya: Arrivals 3 flights daily; Departures 3 flights daily

Merimbula Air Services - Charter Only

Air Sapphire -  Charter Only

Merimbula Airport Upgrade Terminal Front Fascade

Current Projects

  • Grant Funding under Australian Government’s Community Development Grants Programme has been received to upgrade Merimbula Airport.  Work is expected to be completed by end of 2019 will include the Terminal upgrade and extension
  • Grant Funding under State Government’s Restart NSW funding has been received to upgrade Merimbula Airport runway.  Work will include:
    • Extension of runway north 200 metres
    • Seal of runway end safety area

It is currently in design phase and is the subject of an Environmental Impact Statement.

Further information can be found on the Major Projects page for Merimbula Airport Terminal Upgrade


  • The major runway renewal was conducted in July and August 2013
  • The runway was showing signs of stress and surface damage being at the end of its design life
  • The main objective of the renewal was to undertake an overlay on the existing runway with shape correction, widening of the taxiway, and apron and improve the runway lighting system and drainage
  • The renewal works cater for existing SAAB aircraft and RPT schedules for over 20 years, or larger turboprop aircraft noting the aircraft technology and carrier fleets are likely to alter in that period
  • Fire Service Upgrade
    • Jointly funded by Bega Valley Shire Council and NSW State Government under the Restart programme, the project was completed in 2018
    • $1,000,000 project

Merimbula Airport Masterplan 2033 (currently under review)

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