Gold Coast Airport is owned and operated by Queensland Airports Limited and is one of the fastest growing airports in Australia. Welcoming over 6.4 million passengers annually, Gold Coast Airport is the 5th busiest international airport in Australia and 6th busiest overall.

Gold Coast Airport is one of Australia’s fastest growing airports, now welcoming more than 6.4 million passengers annually.
The airport is the gateway to Australia’s premier tourist destination and its unique location services both South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd is the airport-lessee company for Gold Coast Airport. Situated on Commonwealth land, Gold Coast Airport is primarily governed by the following federal legislation:

  • Airports Act 1996*
  • Airports Regulations 1997*
  • Airports (Protection of Airspace) Regulations 1996*
  • Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996*
  • Airports (Environment Protection) Regulations 1997*
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 – Administered by the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

* Administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Gold Coast Airport is located in a unique position with the Queensland and New South Wales state border cutting straight through its runway. The aerodrome primary serves the Gold Coast and Tweed tourism industry with leisure based travel accounting for an estimated 75% of all regular public transport traffic.

Gold Coast Airport recognises the important role the community plays in our ongoing success. Our sponsorship and community support programs are aimed at forming active and mutually beneficial relationships with organisations and communities, not just through financial support, but through contributing and transferring skills, expertise and knowledge.