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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

Merimbula Airport Upgrade Terminal Front Fascade

Current Projects

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

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

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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