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Merimbula Airport

Merimbula Airport Upgrade Terminal


  • Located on Arthur Kaine Drive, two kilometres south of the Merimbula township
  • The airport resides at an elevation of two 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)

Please note: The Regional Express schedule is changing weekly and adapting to demand during the current COVID-19 response. Please refer to their website for the most up to date scheduling information.

  • 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

Contractor Information

If you or your business have been contracted to work at Merimbula Airport you will need to speak to the Airport Manager or Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) prior to the commencement of works.

Those needing airside access must display a valid Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) or apply for a Visitor Identification Card (VIC) prior to the commencement of works.

If you need to drive a vehicle whilst airside, there are strict rules that apply.

When arriving at the airport you must notify the Airport Manager or Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) and be inducted onto the site. It is Airport policy that all contractors wear high visibility clothing and appropriate PPE while on site.


A Visitor Identification Card (VIC) or Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) must be displayed by visitors when they are airside or in a secure zone at Merimbula Airport.

If you do not hold a valid Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) you must pre register for a Visitor Identification Card (VIC).

If you are a frequent visitor we recommend that you apply for an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).

For all works and enquiries contact: Merimbula Airport on (02) 6495 4211

Request for Aircraft Parking Fee Waiver - When an Aircraft is in Maintenance at Merimbula Airport

To apply for a waiver of aircraft daily parking fees when your aircraft is in maintenance at Merimbula Airport, please complete the Application Form.

Merimbula Airport Upgrade Terminal Front Fascade

Current Projects

Runway Extension

Grant Funding under the 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.

  • 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

Commercial and General Aviation (GA) Precinct

This project is jointly funded by the NSW Government from the Drought Stimulus Package contribution of $4 milliion and Bega Valley Shire Council contribution of $620,000. The project is a part of the Merimbula Airport Master Plan that was adopted in 2014. The area is located to the north of the Merimbula Airport Passenger Terminal. Once complete, business and light aircraft owners will be able to lease land to park aircraft, and construct hangars and buildings for aviation related businesses. More information on this project will be available soon.

Passenger Terminal Upgrade

The upgrade and extension of the Merimbula Airport passenger terminal was jointly funded by Bega Valley Shire Council and a Grant received under the Australian Government, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Community Development Grants Programme .  Work was completed in early December 2019. The official opening held on 18 December 2019 was officiated by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development The Honarable Michael McCormack MP, Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan AO DSC and Mayor of Bega Valley Shire Council Councillor Kristy McBain.

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

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

Merimbula Airport Masterplan 2033 (currently under review)

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