Airport Operations

Efficient, convenient, safe and secure

Airside Vehicles and Equipment

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

Aircraft Noise

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

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

Applications and Forms

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).