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 Agreements (FNA) for Fixed Wing and Helicopters has been developed by Sunshine Coast Airport in consultation with the Community Aviation Forum, Airservices Australia (ASA), the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and operators of general aviation helicopters and fixed wing aircraft located at Sunshine Cast Airport. It aims to minimise the noise impacts from airport operations on local residents through influencing how operators approach or depart the airport, including the introduction of a training restricted period between the hours of 10pm and 7am. Most of our general aviation operators have agreed to voluntarily sign up to the FNA.
  • 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, you can find out more information and submit an online complaint here.

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.

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