Air transport

Kempsey Airport

Kempsey Airport is a registered airport and Kempsey Shire Council regularly carries out inspections of the airport facilities and arranges an annual independent inspection to ensure it is maintained to a standard required by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

On site we have the services of the highly respected Macleay Aircraft Maintenance who undertake maintenance on craft from around the world.

The airstrip is capable of handling commercial passenger services.

Council has plenty of land available for lease to pilots wishing to construct a hangar to make use of the airport. For further information please contact the Customer Service on 6566 3200.

Currently no daily passenger service operates to Kempsey Airport.

Flight information

Port Macquarie airport is a 35 minute drive from Kempsey and provides daily commercial flights to Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra. It is located approximately 10 minutes west of Port Macquarie's central business district, off Boundary Street on Oliver Drive.

The airport currently receives daily flights from Sydney on QantasLink's DASH 8, Q400 and 300 series aircraft (up to 74 seats) and Virgin Australia's ATR 72 turbojets.


QantasLink logo

QantasLink has five return flights every weekday to Sydney and three daily on the weekends, utilising the DASH 8 Q400 and 300 series. 
Ph:131 313

Virgin Australia logo

Virgin Australia flies twice daily to/from Sydney using the ATR 72 turbojets.
Ph: 136 789