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 Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Quality of Service Monitoring

We are committed to providing quality customer service at our airport. Gold Coast Airport participates in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) benchmarking program. It is a regulatory requirement that Gold Coast Airport presents customer feedback to the public. This program is also used by Gold Coast Airport to track performance of specific criteria against investments made in improving services.

ASQ Surveys

The ACI ASQ aims to be the world’s best airport customer service analysis and benchmarking program. ASQ monitors the opinions of thousands of passengers at departure gates around the world. The survey is conducted year-round and is based on a standard questionnaire that covers 31 key service items.

Gold Coast Airport participates in the ASQ research because it offers a world benchmark and best practice in monitoring service quality.

ASQ is a benchmarking tool for airports to test customer satisfaction levels across a range of services and operations. The program has more than 300 airports participating and is designed for airports which require regularly updated information on their service performance for operational and strategic decision-making. More than half of the world’s top 100 airports participate in ASQ.

Every month, at all participating airports, departing passengers are interviewed about their on-the-day experience. All airports use the same questionnaire and methodology. Every year, over 500,000 passengers are interviewed for the ASQ Survey.

The program offers quarterly results providing insight and comparisons with service performance of airports all over the world.


Gold Coast Airport is situated on a coastal plain less than a kilometre from the Pacific Ocean, bordered by Cobaki Broadwater to the south and west and Currumbin Hill to the north. The site contains areas of environmental and cultural value, and the airport has a responsibility to ensure its operation and development is managed in an environmentally responsible manner. This is managed under the Gold Coast Airport environment strategy which forms part of the airport’s Master Plan.

Airport Carbon Accreditation

In January 2017, Gold Coast Airport achieved Level 1 accreditation under the Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program – the only independent global standard for carbon management at airports. This level of accreditation, ‘Mapping’, requires an airport to collect independently verified data relating to its carbon emissions. For further information regarding the Airport Carbon Accreditation program please visit the website here

Airport Environmental Legislation

Gold Coast Airport operates under the Commonwealth Airports Act 1996 and Airports (Environmental Protection) Regulations 1997 which is administered by the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.


Per-and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) is a term used to describe a wide array of fluorinated substances including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

PFASs and their derivatives are man-made chemicals and have been used in a wide range of industrial processes and consumer products, including metal plating, in the manufacture of non-stick cookware, specialised garments and textiles, products used to protect fabric, furniture, and carpets from stains and in some types of fire-fighting foams including those historically used by Airservices Australia.

While the management of PFASs is evolving and the science as to the risks posed by PFASs is not settled, research has found that PFASs are persistent and some bio accumulate in the environment.

Federal government agencies have historically used firefighting foams containing PFASs at sites around the country including Gold Coast Airport. We are working with Airservices Australia to manage this issue.

Management of PFASs presence on-airport is being undertaken in line with the Guideline for Environmental Management (GEM) issued by the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. The GEM is largely based on the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999 (NEMP), which is a risk based approach to managing contamination.

There is currently a range of investigations underway being conducted by both Gold Coast Airport and Airservices Australia and we will continue to consult with environmental regulators and the community as relevant regarding the outcomes of these investigations. A link to Airservices Australia’s web page containing the Preliminary Site Investigation Report, Preliminary Sampling Report and Cobaki Broadwater Aquatic Biota Sampling Report for Gold Coast Airport is provided below.

We respect and understand the concerns raised regarding PFASs contamination, and will continue to engage with the community and other stakeholders on this issue.

Given the persistent nature of PFASs, it is expected that associated management will be a long term process in collaboration with Airservices Australia and regulatory agencies and will evolve as State and Federal governments develop and update their guidance on the matter.

Gold Coast Airport encourages all community members interested in the management of PFASs at the airport to regularly check this web page for further information updates

More information:

Airservices Australia Gold Coast Airport PFASs Investigations

Health based guidance values for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances

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Ground Transport
A variety of ground transport operators are utilised to safely and efficiently move customers to and from Gold Coast Airport. These include, shuttle buses, taxis, courtesy coaches, ride share, limousines and charter buses.




All Ground Transport operators must ensure they are registered, approved and have an RFID sticker on their vehicle to gain access to Ground Transport Facilities.

Registration as a Ground Transport Operator at Gold Coast Airport is through the Ground Transport Gateway. Please click on the links below for information and access.

Ground Transport Gateway Login

Ground Transport: Fees and Charges

Below are the licensing fees for Gold Coast Airport. Please note these are subject to change.
Taxi$3.10For each entry of a registered vehicle into the taxi pick-up zone.
Meet & Greet$6.00For each registered entry into the Meet and Greet facilities.
Bus Rotunda$4.00For each entry of a registered vehicle into the Ground Transport Transit Centre.
For any enquiries please contact




Disability Facilitation Plan

Gold Coast Airport wants to ensure that our customers with special needs are able to travel as comfortably and hassle-free as possible. A Disability Access Facilitation Plan has been produced for Gold Coast Airport and details the services and facilities available for our passengers with special needs.

Airport Charges
Gold Coast Airport charges from 1 July 2016 are as follows (all prices are exclusive of GST).


per passenger both inbound & outbound

Terminal usage charge$3.76
Aeronautical passenger charge$6.12
Security screening$1.65
General security levy$0.48
Baggage infrastructure charge$0.81
CUTE (departing only)$0.27


per passenger both inbound & outbound

Terminal usage charge$4.63
Aeronautical passenger charge$6.38
Security screening$1.87
General security levy$0.48
Baggage infrastructure charge$0.81
LAGS (Liquid Aerosols and Gels)$2.18
CUTE (departing only)$0.27

Divert Aircraft

Charged per passenger for embarking/disembarking passengers, as per above table. Charged per MTOW for landings only, when passengers do NOT embark/disembark, at $16.50 + gst per MTOW.

General Aviation Charges

New charges from 1 July 2015 (exclusive of GST).

Fixed Wing Landing & Parking Charge/tonne (MTOW) Charge/tonne (MTOW)$18.52
Rotary Landing & Parking Charge/tonne (MTOW)$15.95
Privacy Policy

Gold Coast Airport’s parent company Queensland Airports Limited has a Privacy Policy in place which outlines how QAL and its related companies manage personal information through the Gold Coast Airport’s website and its associated applications.

Parking Signage Plan (PSP)

Gold Coast Airport is obligated under the Federal Government’s “Airport (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997” to publish a Parking Signage Plan (PSP) on this website.