The Wentworth Aerodrome is currently closed to all traffic due to major upgrade works taking place. It is scheduled to re-open in early 2021.
To keep up to date with progress, make sure you check out the Wentworth Aerodrome Upgrade page.
The Wentworth aerodrome is situated about five kilometres from the town of Wentworth on the Old Renmark Road.
Council opened a refuelling system at the Wentworth Aerodrome in late January 2005.The in-ground storage tank has a 12,000-litre capacity that can easily cater for the aerodrome’s present refuelling demand. The bulk storage is also expected to be able to service any increased demand in the foreseeable future.
The aerodrome has two runways. The main east/west strip is 1000 metres long and the cross strip, running north/south, is 800 metres in length. Both strips are gravel with sealed turning circles at each end. There is also a sealed taxi way. Public amenities are limited to toilets.
Both runways were upgraded in 2004 with works including re-forming the gravel surfaces to improve rainfall run-off and the resealing of the turning circles and taxi ways and the hard standing area adjacent to the new refueling facility (see separate story).
The aerodrome can cater for aircraft up to and including 5700 kilograms. The Wentworth aerodrome supports a surprising amount of traffic, including visits by emergency services including the police and flying doctor, as well as visiting government dignitaries and officials and many private aircraft.
The aerodrome is also home to the Sunraysia Sports Aircraft Club and is usually busy at weekends for recreational flyers in light and ultra light craft. The aerodrome is operated and maintained by Wentworth Shire Council.
M: 0429 660 096 Jayden Chapple
Conditions of Use and Access – Wentworth and Pooncarie Aerodromes
The Conditions of Use and Access agreement has been developed in accordance with the required Australian compliance regulations and Acts relating to aviation and aerodrome operations. The document provides a summary of the terms and conditions under which users access and use the infrastructure, facilities and services provided by WSC.
For a copy of the agreement please contact Council on 03 5027 5027.