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.
Gold Coast Airport recognises the important role the community plays in its success and seeks to support community organisations and initiatives through its sponsorship programs. These programs are aimed at forming active and mutually beneficial relationships with organisations, not just through financial support, but by contributing and transferring skills, expertise, and knowledge. Gold Coast Airport contributes more than $380,000 per year to local community-oriented sponsorships.
GCA’s parent company Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) is involved with many sponsorship activities and events across regional Queensland through its various ports. These range from small community-based projects to significant regional events. QAL invests more than $650,000 each year to support initiatives across its regions and Queensland-wide.
Gold Coast Airport Ambassador Program
As the fifth busiest international airport in Australia and the sixth busiest airport overall, welcoming in excess of 6.4 million passengers a year, Gold Coast Airport is fast becoming a hub for leisure and business travellers alike.
The Gold Coast Airport Ambassador Program aims to equip volunteers with the ability to provide exceptional customer service to passengers and visitors, to ultimately deliver a positive and lasting impression of the Gold Coast Airport and its facilities.
As a Gold Coast Airport Ambassador, you will be responsible for:
– Providing a friendly welcome to passengers, visitors and any community members travelling through the airport
– Helping to make each passenger’s journey as smooth, stress-free and enjoyable as possible
– Providing accurate and timely information regarding Gold Coast Airport’s operational services and facilities
Please note – you do not need to have any prior aviation/airport experience to be a Gold Coast Airport Ambassador, as all necessary training will be provided.
If you are interested in becoming an airport ambassador, email us here: email@example.com
Welcome GCA aviation enthusiasts!
With more than 380 aircraft movements a week, Gold Coast Airport’s unique location and busy airside environment makes for a great location to plane spot.
We greatly value our local plane spotting community and love seeing your pictures splashed across our social media newsfeed. Don’t forget to tag us in your pics at #goldcoastairport, for your chance to be featured on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page!
2017 Plane Spotter Photography Competition
The 2017 Plane Spotter Photography Competition has now closed. All entrants will be contacted by 19 August 2017 as to the status of their submission.
Gold Coast Airport in collaboration with Scoot, is giving you the chance to win a morning of exclusive airside access to photograph carriers flying in and out of the airport on Saturday the 26th August 2017.
Entries must include an image of a Scoot aircraft flying in or out of the Gold Coast. Preference will be given to photos which showcase not only the aircraft, but also the beautiful Gold Coast and northern NSW regions. Judges will be looking for creativity, originality and photographers who think outside the box!
On the day
Up to 30 entrants will be selected by the GCA judging panel (comprised of our Aviation and Executive Management team) to gain exclusive airside access and enjoy a morning of photographing aircraft movements at GCA. Photographers will also receive a tour of the Scoot Dreamliner before it departs to Singapore. Breakfast will be supplied.
- Of the top 30 successful entrants (aged 16 years and older), one will be drawn at random on the day to win 2 x return economy tickets to Singapore with Scoot.
- Entrants who attend the airside day will submit their top 5 photos taken on the day, to be judged by the GCA panel again – with the best photo on the day winning a photography voucher for $1000.
You can view the entries here.
Last year’s winner (click to view)
Last year’s winning photograph from the 2016 Plane Spotter’s Photography competition went to Amanda Tzannes for her creative take on a taxiing Tigerair aircraft.
Terms and conditions
Please click here to view the terms and conditions of the competition. Please ensure you read these carefully before entering the competition.
Noise Maps and Info
Gold Coast Airport and its aviation partners are committed to ensuring the community and other stakeholders are provided with the most relevant information on aircraft noise issues and management. GCA continues to take a proactive approach to communicating with the local community, business groups and local, state and Federal government representatives.
Maps and Downloads
In order to provide details related to noise the following information can be downloaded below:
GCA continues to work closely with Airservices Australia, the entity responsible for monitoring aircraft noise and responding to noise complaints.
Gold Coast Airport is part of an established Airport Noise Abatement Consultative Committee (ANACC) established to communicate with the local community, with a particular focus on noise abatement strategies. ANACC focuses specifically on aircraft noise issues in the local community. The Committee also consults on matters including the production of Australian Noise Exposure Forecasts (ANEFs) for the Airport, and on matters relating to any future aircraft noise amelioration program for residences and public buildings around the Airport.
Gold Coast Airport works collectively with government agencies and community representatives on a range of initiatives regarding airport operations.
In particular, Gold Coast Airport works to address and respond to aircraft noise concerns through the ANACC (Airport Noise Aviation Consultative Committee). The ANACC is a technical committee that focuses specifically on airport noise from airport operations. The ANACC comprises representatives endorsed by local community groups, aviation representatives and government representatives.
Gold Coast Airport also has a well-established Community Aviation Consultative Group (CACG), which acts as the primary community forum to discuss airport activities. The CACG is used to exchange information and provide feedback on aspects relating to airport operations and their impacts.
Local, state and federal government representatives and airline representatives are invited to both the CACG and ANACC to meet with the community to understand their concerns, and to provide information and an ongoing dialogue. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is also notified of the community forums.
For more information regarding the ANACC:
For more information regarding the CACG: