Aerodromes Aerodromes

The Bedourie Aerodrome following a significant reconstruction, was officially opened on September 16, 2008 by the Honourable John Mickel, Minister for Transport, Trade, Employment and Industrial Relations.  The reconstruction of Diamantina’s Airstrip was at an estimated cost of $1.77 million.  The airstrip is considered a vital community asset that has improved regular passenger transport services to the area and is a vital link for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The Birdsville Aerodrome is 48m above sea level and is located adjacent to the iconic Birdsville Hotel.

Currently Avgas is available upon request.

Pavement Concession Requests

Pavement Concessions are required where the aircraft’s ACN is greater than 9 for Bedourie airport and greater than 10 for Birdsville airport (in accordance with the En Route Supplement Australia(ERSA)

Pavement Concession Requests must be sent to a minimum of seven days prior to intended operations.  A Pavement Concession Application Fee of $120 (inc GST) will be charged for each application.

Landing and Parking Requests

Apart from during the Birdsville Races, Diamantina Shire Council does not have any landing or parking fees.

Details on parking and landing fees during the week of the Birdsville Races are found in July’s version of the En Route Supplement Australia(ERSA).

Airport Parking During Birdsville Races 2019

Details regarding parking at the Birdsville airport during the races can be found at:


REX (Regional Express) flies Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to both Bedourie and Birdsville.

To view the REX schedule please CLICK HERE or go to the REX website.

Disability Access

The Diamantina Shire Council has created a Disability Access Facilitation Plan for both the Bedourie and Birdsville Airports.

To view a copy of the plans please click the relevant link below.

2010 Bedourie Disability Access Facilitation Plan

2010 Birdsville Disability Access Facilitation Plan

2011 Bedourie Disability Access Facilitation Plan (Coming Soon.........)

2011 Birdsville Disability Access Facilitation Plan (Coming Soon........)

For further information please contact:

The Diamantina Shire Council Administration Centre 

Phone:  07 4746 1600

Facsimile:  07 4746 1272