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Updated: 16-Nov-2017 2:43pm

Tyagarah Airfield

Aircraft noise

If you have a complaint about aircraft noise, you should first contact Airservices Australia.

If Airservices Australia are unable to offer a satisfactory solution, you can lodge a complaint with the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman.

Airfield management, maintenance and operations

Byron Shire Council
Works Branch
Telephone: 02 6685 9300

Aircraft Landing Area

Tyagarah Aircraft Landing Area  is not a certified or registered Airfield in accordance with the Civil Aviation Safety Regulation Part 139.  

Parachuting operations, including parachute landings, are conducted at the Tyagarah  Airfield.  There is also considerable ultralight aircraft activity.

Manned balloon activities, including launching and landing, occur on private land adjacent to the Tyagarah Airfield.    Balloon landings are not permitted at Tyagarah Airfield.

There is no designated helicopter landing area at Tyagarah Airfield, and commercial helicopter operations are not permitted.

Aircraft with a maximum take off weight (MTOW) in excess of 5,700kg, or having a main landing gear tyre pressure in excess of 450 kilopascals (65 psi), or any jet powered aircraft are not permitted to land at Tyagarah Airfield.

Tyagarah Airfield has no night landing facilities and there are no public refuelling facilities.

If the runway is closed for any reason, a white cross will be displayed beside the main windsock. Display of this cross indicates that no aircraft (including ultralights) may land at that time.  

Under Civil Aviation Regulation 92(1) (d), it is an offence for a person to land or lake off from a place which is not “suitable for use as an aerodrome for the purposes of landing and taking off of aircraft; having regard to all the circumstances of the proposed land or take off (including prevailing weather conditions), the aircraft can land at or take off from the place of safety.   A pilot in command of an aircraft must establish where he/she intends landing or taking off can be done, in the aircraft which he/she is operating, in safety and in accordance with all the applicable data and regulations.

Landing area details

Runway Length 920 metres between gable markers – 1150 metres overall
Runway Width 15 metres
Runway Strip Width 40 metres between gable markers – includes runway
7.5 metres each side of runway strip.
Fly Over Area Clear of objects above 5%
Approach and Take Off Area Nil – fly over area only
Direction 05-23 
Surface Grass


  • Old Pacific Highway, Tyagarah
  • Midway between Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay, approximately 1 mile inland from the coast
  • Six nautical miles bearing 280º magnetic from Cape Byron Lighthouse

Ancillary details

  • Airstrip uses left hand (anti-clockwise) circuit
  • Bitumen taxiway
  • Tie down area on right (east) of taxiway, bring own spikes and rope
  • Single windsock available alongside tie down area
  • No public telephone facilities at the airstrip

Radio procedure

  • Local frequency is 126.7
    • Some aircraft are not fitted with radio and incoming pilots should assume that other pilots may not be aware of their presence .

Penetrations through OLS
An accurate survey of the obstacle limitation surface (OLS) for the airfield has been completed and the results identified 566 trees as penetrating the OLS at various points, directions and distances from the airfield. Pilots are advised to consider this information when making assessments about the use of the Tyagarah airfield for landings and take off manoeuvres.
Council has treated 255 of these obstacles with a further 311 still remaining. Stage two of treatment works is anticipated to commence in the second half of 2017.

Fees and charges

Tyagarah airstrip has a parking and landing fee meter located at the north east corner of the designated parking area. Please pay your parking and landing fees by credit card or cash at the meter. Failure to pay the appropriate fees will incur an additional administration fee. Parking and landing fees are displayed at the pay station onsite.

For a detailed list of all Tyagarah airstrip fees and charges please refer to Byron Shire Council Fees and Charges.