Airport Curfews

A curfew applies between 11pm and 6am at Sydney, Adelaide, Coolangatta and Essendon Airports. While most aircraft operations are prohibited during this period, there is provision for the operation of emergency aircraft, some small jets, propeller-driven aircraft and freight movements.

These curfews are legally enforceable and failing to comply is a criminal offence that may result in significant fines.

The Government has recently amended the list of business and private charter aircraft permitted to operate during the curfew period at Adelaide Airport. Public consultation on amending the list at Sydney and Adelaide was conducted between 4 September 2014 and 31 October 2014.

The following links provide further information on specific airport curfews in Australia:

Further Information