The Diamantina Shire has three airports; Bedourie, Birdsville and Betoota.  The Bedourie and Birdsville airports are considered vital community assets that provide regular passenger transport services, freight and mail services and allow the operation of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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 

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


REX (Regional Express) flies from Brisbane to Mt Isa on Monday and Thursday, and Mt Isa to Brisbane on Tuesday and Friday stopping at both Bedourie and Birdsville.

For more information on flight times see the REX schedule or visit the REX website.