Parking for General Aviation (GA) Operators

Sunshine Coast Airport is committed to supporting the growth and diversification of general aviation (GA) operations and welcome GA operators to the airport.

Parking for GA operators is available in the following locations:
– On the Southern general aviation area, with tie down points available
– On the Western general aviation area
– Limited parking is available on the main RPT apron area with prior approval from Sunshine Coast Airport Pty Ltd. Please note that additional security requirements apply when parking on the main RPT apron.

Parking approvals, parking costs and security requirements are detailed further below.

Itinerant Aircraft Parking Approvals

Operators should refer to the requirements stated in ERSA (via Airservices Australia) in relation to parking of aircraft at Sunshine Coast Airport.

When requesting a parking approval, the following information is required:

  • Name of operator
  • Phone number (preferably 24 hour)
  • Aircraft type
  • Aircraft registration number ETA/ETD
  • Origin/Destination
  • Special requirements eg. VIP passengers
  • Passenger numbers in/out
  • Handling agent

Main Apron Security Requirements

Sunshine Coast Airport is a security controlled airport.  The requirements of the Aviation Transport Security Act and Regulations apply to airside activities.

The airside of the airport is security controlled and therefore a valid Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) must be worn at all times by visiting pilots.  Further detail on security requirements for your visit can be obtained by contacting the Airport Safety Officer on +61 419 658 272.

The main RPT apron is a Security Restricted Area during the operational period of the airlines.  As such security measures including the screening of itinerant aircraft crew and their passengers, and the inspection of items being taken to the main RPT apron may apply.  Pilots are responsible for the close escort of passengers to and from the terminal building and ensuring separation from screened airline passengers.