Melbourne's City Airport

Located just 10km from Melbourne's CBD, Essendon Fields Airport plays a pivotal role in general and corporate jet aviation, whilst providing a homebase for Victoria's emergency services airwings.

As Melbourne’s first airport, Essendon Fields Airport has long played an important role in the state’s aviation sector.

Situated on 305 hectares, the airport has two runways, and comprises a significant mix of aviation and non-aviation activities. Since 2001, the airport has undertaken numerous upgrades and is now one of the leading General Aviation and Corporate Jet Airports in Australia.

Essendon Fields Airport provides facilities and services for International and Domestic corporate aircraft, aircraft maintenance, airfreight, aircraft charter and emergency air service providers. Combined, these operators undertake more than 50,000 annual aircraft movements.


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Closest airport to Melbourne CBD with direct freeway access

Fully operational general aviation airport with two runways

Clear airspace with minimal delays

Onsite maintenance services and two refuelers

Recently refurbished terminal and passenger check-in

Long-term parking, onsite hotel, restaurants, supermarkets and more

Essendon Airport Centenary Logo

On the 11 August 2021, we celebrated Essendon Airport’s Centenary, making us one of the world’s oldest operating airports.

100 years of aviation. 100 years of innovation. 100 years of air travel.

To find out more about our history, visit our centenary website.

We’re sharing inspiring stories from our past, a look at our thriving community in the present, and our vision for the future.


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