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Aerial View of Airfield - Oblique North
Aerial View of Airfield - Oblique North


Murwillumbah Bob Whittle Airfield

Please be advised that construction of a building has commenced immediately to the north of the airfield runway. During construction, there may be cranes and other construction equipment at height which could infringe the obstacle clearance for runway 18/36.

Use extra caution when landing on runway 18 and departing on runway 36.

The builders have committed to advise Council in advance when they will be using any construction equipment at height. However, there is always the risk that they will not inform Council so pilots should be alert for any possible infringement of the 18 approach / 36 departure path. Pilots are asked to inform Council of any unreported infringements on 0266 702400.

If Council is informed of any planned/actual infringement of the obstacle clearance for the runway, efforts will be made to close the airfield and a white cross displayed near the wind sock. Other than for emergency use (e.g. helipad) the runway is NOT TO BE USED when the white cross is displayed. During construction, pilots should not conduct straight-in approaches but should always join overhead to confirm the runway is open.

It is anticipated that construction will be completed in March 2017. When construction is complete Council will engage surveyors to confirm the height of the obstruction and its potential impact on the current displaced threshold.

The airfield located at Murwillumbah is a grass strip of approximately 800 metres which can accommodate up to twin propeller aircraft. It operates in unrestricted airspace and is open to use by general aviation. Prior contact with the Airfield is advised to establish local conditions before landing.


Murwillumbah Aero Club (general airfield conditions) (02) 6672 3235

Council (business hours for airfield closure and flooding information) (02) 6670 2541

Pilot Notes

A link is provided below to allow a download of pilot notes which establish general guidelines for the use of the Airfield as well as other miscellaneous details. Check regularly for updates. Murwillumbah Airfield Pilot Notes (946kB PDF)

Aircraft Noise

Council does not have any jurisdiction over aircraft or airspace. As a result we are not notified by pilots, aircraft, or the relevant authorities of an aircraft’s destination, origin, purpose or any other details. Customers who wish to pursue a complaint or conduct further investigations in regards to aircraft noise or operations should contact Airservices Australia. They provide a telephone noise enquiry service (1800 802 584) which enables the community to express their concerns about specific aircraft noise events or aircraft noise in general.

Note** Approval is generally required to land helicopters on private land within the Shire as Council’s Local Environment Plan (LEP) requires that development approval is required for the construction of Helipads on private land.


Links are also provided below to allow the download of two maps that show broad scale aerial mapping of the Airfield.

Airfield Layout Map (1.79mB JPG)

Airfield Locality Map (3.65mB JPG)

Google Maps Location

Last Updated: 05 December 2016