Scone Memorial Airport

Scone Memorial Airport (the Airport) is a certified aerodrome, servicing the town of Scone and the Upper Hunter region.  Located approximately 300km north of Sydney and 150km northwest of Newcastle by road, the Airport currently supports a variety of aviation businesses and service providers in addition to a multitude of propeller and jet aircraft flying to and from the Airport.  The Airport was constructed in 1958 and designed to cater to Fokker Friendship F27 aircraft.  Since that time, the Airport has undergone several upgrades for operational improvements and safety reasons.  The Airport has approximately 9,500 movements a year which range from helicopter operations, single and twin engine aircraft to large executive jets.

The Airport acts as a base of operation for seven (7) commercial aviation operators, a local aero club and several owners and operators of light aircraft.  The commercial activities located at the Airport include charter flights, aerial agriculture, flight training, aircraft manufacturing and aircraft maintenance.  There is significant use of the Airport by aviation operators based outside the Upper Hunter with domestic and international corporate jet operators supporting the local equine industry, mining, farming and heavy plant and equipment industries.

The Airport plays an essential role in saving lives by facilitating medical evacuations, collection and delivery of organ donations and search and rescue.  The Airport is regularly used by Air Ambulance, Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Angel Flight and Royal Flying Doctor Service.  The Airport is the only airport in the Upper Hunter region and is therefore a critical resource for providing these essential services.

Along with the medical services, the Airport is the base for Australian’s largest air Rural Fire Service contractor.  The NSW Police utilise the Airport to respond to emergencies quickly and for prisoner transportation between corrective services facilities.  The Australian Defence Force uses the Airport as a training ground and for ghost operations.

Three registered flying schools operate form the Airport and provide training for pilots of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Rural Fire Service and Westpac Helicopter.

The Airport is part of the Airservices Backup Navigational Network which provides critical and essential safety support to the aviation industry for all aircraft flying within the Scone flight path.

Airport Fees and Charges

Fees and charges apply to all aircraft using Scone and Upper Hunter Airport.

Airport Technical Specification

  • 24 hour operations – no curfew
  • Main runway 1403 metres long and 30 metres wide
  • Main runway is constructed of bitumen overlay
  • Equipped with full lighting services
  • Navigational aids including NDB and AWIB
  • Airport offers significant airspace potential, with a capability of sustaining more air movements
  • Aircraft fueling facilities
  • Terminal access is located adjacent to Hunter Warbirds museum.


at Walter Pye Avenue, Scone 2337  View Map

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