Efficient, convenient, safe and secure
At Camden Airport we are proud to provide efficient and convenient airport operations and facilities for the use of our aviation operators and visitors alike. Central to this service is ensuring the safe and secure operation of the Airport.
We continue to invest in our aviation infrastructure and facilities having regard to Camden Airports unique environment and rich history.
Our Aviation Operations team at Aeria Management Group are ready to assist, and also provide an important security, emergency and inspection function.
Airport Management Office
The Camden Airport on-site Management Office is located at Camden Airport at [the main parking area at the end of Aerodrome Road]. Please contact the Airport Reporting Officer should you require information or assistance.
Camden Airport is owned and operated by Aeria Management Group (AMG). AMG’s new head office is at 16A Airport Avenue, Bankstown Aerodrome. The AMG head office is open during business hours.
Airport Conditions of Use
The Conditions of Use for Camden Airport contains important information for all airport users on how the airport is to be used and the related terms and conditions – including aeronautical requirements, aviation charges and insurance requirements. By landing or operating from Camden Airport you accept the terms of the Airport Conditions of Use including related charges.
In using the airport facilities and services, you agree to the charges appropriate at the time of use including aircraft parking charges and aircraft movement charges. Payment options are included within the Conditions of Use.
The Conditions of Use are reviewed annually and as required.
The Airport operates under Class D Airspace Procedures with a vertical limit of 2,000 feet and a radius of approximately two nautical miles.
Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) – Operates from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday through Sunday.
Aircraft entering the Camden CTR must first obtain a clearance from Airservices prior to entry. Outside tower hours the CTR reverts to a Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF). During this period, pilots must follow rules and procedures published by CASA to allow for the safe flight of aircraft.
The preferred runway direction is in the Runway 06 direction. At night or in instrument conditions, all operations are generally processed through the main runway (Runway 06/24).
Runways – Camden Airport has one sealed runway and one grass runway, and two grass glider strips. The primary asphalt sealed runway is 1,464 metres in length and is a Code 2 runway servicing flying training and general aviation arrivals and departures.
Taxiways and aprons – Camden Airport has sufficient asphalt sealed and grass taxiways, allowing the access of aircraft to all runways. All taxiways have a maximum pavement strength of 5,700 kg, with a limited amount of exemptions above that weight. Further information is contained within the ERSA.
Aircraft Parking – Casual aircraft parking for itinerant users is primarily grass parking with some asphalt hardstand parking available at the south-eastern end of Taxiway D.
Lighting – Runway 06/24 has Low Intensity Runway Lighting, with the spacing between the runway edge light at 90 metres. The main taxiway (Taxiway D) is fitted with taxiway edge lighting. The airport lighting system can be activated by the Air Traffic Control Tower, or by a pilot using the Pilot Activated Aerodrome Lighting (PAL) system.
Navigational Aids – The Air Traffic Control Tower, located on the southern side of the main runway, is operated by Airservices. There is an illuminated wind direction indicator situated on the southern side of Runway 06/24, and a secondary wind direction indicator located adjacent to the glider runway strips.
Aircraft Fuelling Facilities – Camden Airport is serviced by a refueling facility operated by Air BP–Skyfuel and is located adjacent to the main aircraft parking area.
Further information is contained with the ERSA.
The operation of vehicles or equipment on airside operating areas, taxiways and aprons (“airside areas”) is permitted in limited circumstances, and requires the prior approval of the airport operator.
To operate vehicles or equipment in airside areas, you must first obtain a Airside Driving Authority (ADA) license. The ADA and related charges are included in the Airport Conditions of Use – link below.
All vehicles and equipment must also be registered for use in airside areas by obtaining an Authority to Use Airside (AUA). The AUA and related charges are included in the Airport Conditions of Use – link below.
Vehicles are required to be registered and/or obtain a vehicle inspection certificate from a qualified Engineer. Comprehensive vehicle insurance is also required with a minimum cover of $20 million or Hangar Keepers Liability if not insured, and an Airside Vehicle Indemnity Form is required to be signed by the vehicle owner / operator.
Applications relating to vehicle and equipment use airside can be sent by email to the Airport Operations team email@example.com.
Aircraft noise is inevitably generated from the significant and important aviation activities at Bankstown Airport, and we recognise that aircraft noise impacts is important to the community.
Aircraft noise includes those generated from aircraft when on the ground and in the air.
Airservices Australia is responsible for responding to issues of noise when the aircraft are in the air. Please contact Airservices Australia on 1800 802 584.
As the operator Camden Airport, Aeria Management Group (AMG) is responsible for responding to issues of noise from aircraft on the ground, and this also extends to the following:
- Aircraft ground running and servicing
- Mechanical plant and equipment
- Non-aviation industrial activities
- On airport road traffic
- Operation of fixed audible alarm or warning systems
- On airport construction activities
Please contact our Airport Operations team for any matters relating ground-based noise.
Fly Neighbourly Procedures
An important component of our noise management is our Fly Neighbourly Procedures that have been developed by Aeria Management Group in conjunction with the Aviation community to reduce aircraft noise impacts on the local surrounding community where practicable. These procedures are voluntary and require the support of the aviation community using Camden Airport.
Safety and security are central to our airport operations.
Our Aerodrome Reporting Officers (ARO) conduct regular patrols of airside operating areas, and inspections are also undertaken by regulators and their inspectors.
Airport operators and visitors are responsible for ensuring that their property and facilities have adequate security to prevent security breaches. In the case of an emergency or where a crime is in progress, please contact NSW Police immediately on “000”.
Access to airside operating areas is for approved aviation operations purposes only. All other access requires the prior approval of the Aeria Management Group. Airport operators accessing airside gates are responsible for ensuring that airside gates are securely closed immediately following their access (both to and from airside).
An integral component of our safety framework is to partner with airport stakeholders through the Safety Management System (SMS) Committee to enhance aviation safety, including to identify airside risks. The objective of the SMS Committee is to provide a forum to discuss safety issues and manage the overall effectiveness of the SMS, and includes representatives from aviation operators at Camden Airport. Please contact Aeria Management Group to apply to join the SMS Committee for Camden Airport.
In addition, core safety rules, guidelines and procedures have been developed to facilitate a high safety standard including the following:
- Safety Management System
- Airport Emergency Procedures
- Engine Ground Running guidelines
- Fuel Spill Procedures
- Airside Vehicle Control Handbook
- Drug and Alcohol Management Plan
- Wildlife Management Plan
- Annual Aerodrome Technical Inspections (ATI)
- Airport Electrical/Lighting Audits
- Annual Protected Airspace Surveys
- Hazard Reporting Form
- Wildlife/Bird Strike Reporting Form
The following applications and forms assist with the efficient and effective management of airport operations and promote safety and security.
Please contact the airport operator, Aeria Management Group, if you require assistance or information to complete or submit these documents.
Where applicable, the payment details are included in the relevant applications and forms.
Please submit a Direct Debit Payment Form should you wish to establish a direct debit payment to Aeria Management Group (including Bankstown Airport Pty Limited and Camden Airport Pty Limited).