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Planning decisions need to address potential issues in the areas around airports.

These include:

  • noise
  • protected airspace
  • wildlife strikes
  • lighting distractions to pilots
  • wind turbines
  • building generated windshear / turbulence.

Zoom and select an airport on the map to see details.

The Victorian Government has taken significant steps to safeguard airports. We work with airport operators, the Commonwealth Government, the Australian Airports Association, and local government to help ensure that planning around airports considers the potential safety and amenity impacts on surrounding communities while also protecting airport operations.

Melbourne's airports (including Melbourne, Avalon, Essendon and Moorabbin) and Victoria's RAAF Bases (Point Cook and East Sale) are important infrastructure assets, vital to the city's social connectivity and economic prosperity.

Victoria's many regional airports (including Ballarat, Bendigo, Hamilton, Latrobe Valley, Mildura, Mt Hotham and Portland) also make significant social and economic contributions to their regions and the State.

Page last updated: 01/06/24