Noise

Sunshine Coast Airport is conscious of potential noise impacts on the community, particularly for residents immediately surrounding the Airport or underneath flight paths.

While the Airport was in place prior to most residents moving into the area, Sunshine Coast Airport aims to manage the impacts of aircraft noise in three ways:

  • The Airport’s mandatory Noise Abatement Procedure for large commercial planes requires airlines to receive Airport approval to take-off or land between the hours of 11pm and 5:30am.
  • The Airport’s Fly Neighbourly Policy aims to limit general aviation activity between the hours of 10pm and 7am, unless in the event of an emergency or night time pilot training. Most of our general aviation operators have voluntarily signed.
  • General aviation activities will be relocated to the Aerospace Precinct, further away from residential areas.

It is important to note that the Sunshine Coast Airport operates 24 hours a day.

Sunshine Coast Airport encourages any concerns regarding noise at the airport to be raised with Airservices Australia’s Noise Complaint Information Service directly. Airservices Australia is the Federal government body that is responsible for managing airspace within Australia.

Freecall 1800 802 584, or write to:

Noise Complaint Information Service (NCIS)
PO Box 211
Mascot NSW 1460

Alternatively an online complaint form is available at aircraftnoise.com.au.

You can also find more information on aircraft noise including tools and resources on our website here.

Our Aircraft Noise Information Tool allows you to review indicated aircraft noise levels for a specific property address.

You can also visit aircraftnoise.com.au.

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