Cessnock Airport

About the Cessnock Airport

The airport is located in the vineyards area on Wine Country Drive at Pokolbin, approximately seven kilometres north of Cessnock.

It is home to four flying schools offering training experience in both planes and helicopters. Scenic joy flights over the vineyards, aerobatic and jet aircraft and passenger charter services are also catered for.

The airport is also home to the Wirraway Aircraft Museum where you can see the only known operational Wirraway aeroplane in the world along with several other warbird aircraft such as a Hawker Hurricane and Grumman Avenger.

The airport is also home to the Hunter Recreational Flying Club which caters for home-build and ultra-light planes (50+ planes).

Airport Information

  • Sealed runway (1097x23m)
  • Sealed apron (55x45m)
  • Pavement strength of 5700/450 – 65PSI
  • Parallel taxi way
  • JETA1 and AVGAS refueling facilities
  • Aircraft repair facilities
  • Terminal building and hangars

Development opportunities

Well positioned in the Hunter Region, Cessnock Airport is primed for growth and is ready to leverage from opportunities from surrounding regional airports, including Newcastle and Bankstown. 

It hosts a number of complimentary aviation businesses and has a growing demand for pilot skills and training (fixed wing and rotary).

The airport is ideal for:

  • general aviation businesses requiring affordable premises with access to the Sydney and Hunter markets
  • businesses servicing home-build and ultra-light planes
  • on-site accommodation for flight school students
  • pilots flying planes into Cessnock for maintenance
  • the development of a hangar complex for private planes
  • an adventure tourism experience hub

Contact the Airport on 02 4993 4228 and email airport@cessnock.nsw.gov.au

Starting your business at the Cessnock Airport

Cessnock Airport is receiving increasing business investment enquiries due to its accessible location, proximity to major freight routes and capacity to absorb future growth. Establishing a business at airport has many benefits:

  • Uncongested airspace and unencumbered by Defence
  • Highly accessible by car to the Hunter Region and vineyards
  • Ready tourism market and visitor terminal amenities onsite

The Cessnock Airport is a registered airport owned and operated by Cessnock City Council. 

Enquiries can be directed to Council's Airport Operations Coordinator during business hours Monday to Friday on (02) 4993 4228.

For complaints about helicopters in relation to EPA licensing, please call customer service during business hours on (02) 4993 4100.