A regional airport with everything you need
Lismore Regional Airport and Regional Express Airlines (Rex) will treat you to the best in country hospitality and facilities on your next trip to or from the Far North Coast.
The Lismore Regional Airport is serviced daily by Rex with five flights to and from Sydney Airport. It offers everything you need for a comfortable travel experience including friendly service, car rentals, taxis and limousines. The air-conditioned terminal has a licensed café with great coffee and snacks plus a business lounge and meeting rooms.
Lismore Regional Airport terminal is ideally located on the Bruxner Highway just 3kms from the Lismore CBD. Byron Bay can be easily reached in 40 minutes driving through the rolling hills and villages that surround Lismore. Nimbin is a 25-minute drive and beyond that is a short trip to our region’s world-famous rainforests, waterfalls and World Heritage-listed national parks.
General enquiries: 02 6622 8296
Airport check-in desk: 02 6622 2798 or 02 6623 7500 (only manned at flight times)
Rex bookings: 131 713
Secure parking is available for those who wish to leave cars overnight. The gate is locked each day, after clearing the last flight.
You can pay using coins or credit card at the machine located at the terminal entrance. The machine will not accept notes. An annual parking fee per vehicle is also available. For costs, see our Fees and Charges or phone us on 1300 87 83 87.
Should you require a telephone there is a courtesy phone in the airport terminal. Ask at the airport cafe.
Deferment of payment
Should you leave the airport without purchasing a ticket, payment can be deferred until your return. Simply phone us on 1300 87 83 87 to arrange the deferment and then call again on your return to arrange payment.
Failure to pay
Failure to pay for overnight parking at Lismore Regional Airport could result in an infringement notice being issued.
lismore aviation centre
The Lismore Aviation Centre encompasses the general aviation area of Lismore Regional Airport.
The centre is currently expanding and improving its facilities as it strives to become the busiest and most diverse general aviation centre in the region.
The Lismore Regional Airport and Lismore Aviation Centre are currently undergoing a $1.8 million upgrade that includes a new runway and runway lighting, new light aircraft taxiways and concrete helipad, better tourist information facilities and visitor amenities, more aircraft parking, new signage, road improvements, and better security and street-lighting.
This coincides with Lismore City Council’s land release of new general aviation blocks to meet the growing demand throughout the state for land and hangar space.
Around 40 blocks will be released in stages over the next few years, and Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from aviation enthusiasts, general aviation business operators and adventure flight specialists.
Council is hoping that the Lismore Aviation Centre will be the biggest regional aviation centre between Brisbane and Sydney, and as passenger services have moved to the Gold Coast and Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport, Lismore has become the natural home for general aviation.
There is a lack of storage and aircraft capacity in NSW, and Lismore is poised to fill that gap.
The Northern Region Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service recently announced it will be moving its base to the Lismore Regional Airport, providing the all-important catalyst for a regional centre of aero-medical excellence.
The general aviation area has also become integral to the work of local educational institutions. The North Coast Institute of TAFE currently utilises the airport terminal for baggage handling and flight attendant training while the Australian Defence Force and Northern Rivers Aero Club both provide pilot training.
The Lismore Aviation Centre is located on Three Chain Road, South Lismore, with a substantial onsite general aviation base and large maintenance facility.
To discuss business opportunities or Expressions of Interest, phone Airport Manager Kevin Trustum on 1300 87 83 87.
For more information, visit the Lismore Aviation Centre website.
Other airport facilities
Aircraft Maintenance Facility
There is a large aircraft maintenance facility located on site that caters to all types of aircraft.
Aero Enterprise PTY LTD
Phone: 02 6621 7217
Demand for air freight service has increased significantly over the last few years. Lismore has two freight aircraft operating daily, which distribute to the Northern Rivers region. For any air freight enquiries, contact any of the local freight carriers.
The Northern Rivers Aero club has operated from Lismore Regional Airport for many years and has several aircraft available for charter or flight training.
Phone: 02 6621 4844
Northern Rivers Aero Club
Airport operations (pilots)
All general aviation pilots and charters are welcome to use the facilities at Lismore Regional Airport.
Use of the RPT Apron requires prior permission.
There is a choice of hardstand or grass parking for aircraft.
A BP Avgas refuelling area is located at the northern end of the airport and is accessible 24 hours.
JetA1 is dispensed by Mobil truck and can be contacted on 0422 441 277. Please give one hour prior notice.
Landing fees apply to all aircraft at Lismore.
For information phone the Airport Manager on 02 6622 8296. For AIP information visit Airservices.
A bit of history…
From the end of World War I, Lismore witnessed the arrival of many small planes and there was great excitement when Charles Kingsford-Smith landed in Lismore in the 1930s.
In May 1969 the Department of Civil Aviation licensed the aerodrome at South Lismore. Over a period of several decades of persistence by the Council and community groups the Department finally agreed to upgrade the facility to executive level, providing the necessary facilities including electric flare paths, directional beacons and night-flying facilities. The aerodrome was seen as playing a vital role in the development of Lismore.
Today, Lismore has an attractive and functional regional airport terminal serving as the gateway to our city. Lismore's terminal was officially opened in December 2000 by Qantas Chief Executive Officer James Strong and the then Mayor Bob Gates.