About Caloundra Aerodrome
  • Last updated:
  • 01 Feb 2016

Caloundra Aerodrome is owned and operated by council. The site was reserved as an aircraft landing ground in 1931. Activities at the aerodrome include general aviation-related businesses, light fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

About the site

The site is approximately 145 hectares and includes two sealed runways. These are runway 05/23 and runway 12/30, which are both 795m long and 18m wide.

The aerodrome is surrounded by urban development in the east, north and west. Recent approvals for Caloundra South will add urban development to the south.

Approximately 40,000 take offs and landings happen at the aerodrome each year. Most of Caloundra’s air traffic is flight training, mainly helicopter flight training.

Location and map

Pathfinder Drive (accessed via Caloundra Road) Caloundra

The aerodrome is located approximately 3 kilometres south-west of the Caloundra town centre.  Caloundra is situated approximately 65 kilometres north of Brisbane Airport, 22 kilometres south of Sunshine Coast Airport and 55 kilometres south of Teewah Airfield.

Master Plan

 The Caloundra Aerodrome Master Plan is a strategic land use planning document. The Master Plan guides future development decisions, and helps council achieve its strategic vision for the aerodrome. 

View the Caloundra Aerodrome Master Plan[4391KB] 


The aerodrome employs over 120 people. An additional 50 active volunteers help at the Queensland Air Museum. 

View council's current vacancies


Find community information about aircraft noise and the Community and Aviation Forum. 


Read general aviation information for pilots and the Fly Neighbourly Policy. 

Business opportunities 

See business opportunities for :

  • information on leasing and commercial opportunities at the aerodrome
  • a list of businesses located at the aerodrome.

Related sites

Sunshine Coast Airport
Visit Sunshine Coast
Queensland Air Museum


For enquiries about the Caloundra Aerodrome, please contact council's customer service centre or email

Pilots should read the En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA) for information about airport operations.