Regional Flights


Quick check-in, affordable parking and the closest airport to the city you’ll be in the air and on your way in no time.

Sharp Airlines fly scheduled services direct to Tasmania’s Bass Islands throughout the week, whilst golf charter tours and scenic flights operate from the terminal year-round.

Under 10 minutes away by road, you can also connect from our airport to a flight from Melbourne Airport with ease.

City trams, buses to the station and taxis are also conveniently close, find out more about our ground connections here.

Our Destinations

Sharp Airlines

Sharp Airlines is a vibrant regional airline servicing the southern states of Australia for leisure, business and freight customers. One of the largest operators in the world of 19 seater metroliners.


Tourism operators including Air Adventure and Premiair Helicopters offer unique experiences departing from the main airport terminal.

  • Destinations: Yarra Valley, Bellarine Peninsula, King Island, Barnbougle + more




If you’re booked to fly out of Essendon Fields, you’ll be in the air and on your way in no time.

The main airport terminal is located at 72 Hargrave Avenue, Essendon Fields. Via car take CityLink/ M2 Tullamarine Freeway and use Exit 14 for English Street. Click here for parking and public transport options.

For a map of other airport hangars and aviation operations outside the main terminal, click here.

Terminal Opening Hours
  • Monday and Wednesday from 5:30am to 8:00pm
  • Tuesday from 5:30am to 7:00pm
  • Thursday – Sunday from 5:30am to 7:00pm

Security screening is not required so terminal processing is super-friendly and extremely quick; no queues and you’ll experience no-frills regional style terminal check in with significant time savings for checked baggage.

Hazardous Materials

When arriving at the check-in counter, you will be prompted by airline staff to declare any hazardous items in your carry-on and check-in luggage. Hazardous items include sharp, flammable items and dangerous goods. Typical items that fall under dangerous goods include:

  1. Flammable liquids such as cigarette lighters
  2. Pressurised gas cylinders such as aerosols, including deodorant, shaving cream and hair spray; and
  3. Strong acids such as batteries

Items classified as hazardous may be subject to specific conditions or even restricted from entering the aircraft. Please visit for more information or contact your airline for more information.

A range of coffee and food options can be found in Essendon Fields Central, located directly across from the main terminal building. Options for a quick snack before your flight include Hollies Café, Friction Café, Nando’s and more. Essendon Fields Central is also home to Coles, Australia Post, a newsagency, pharmacy, printer and other speciality stores. A few metres further is LaManna Melbourne, one of Australia’s best destination supermarkets that also incorporates a café, bakery, patisserie and deli.

Please refer to your local airline for information on transporting your pets. Pets transitioning through the terminal must be kept in a carrier at all times.

If your checked baggage is damaged or lost please proceed to the airlines check in counter for assistance prior to leaving the airport. For lost property at Essendon Fields Airport, please contact Essendon Fields HQ reception on (03) 9948 9400 or email