Goolwa Airport

P: (08) 8555 4030

M: 0427 812 422 or 0415 470 240

E: or

PO Box 445, Goolwa, SA, 5214



No current NOTAMS


Goolwa Airport is a privately owned and operated ALA therefore prior permission is required (PPR) before landing as Goolwa Airport cannot issue NOTAMS. A quick phone call will allow us to inform incoming aircraft of any hazards or required operations. This page will contain as much information as possible but as Goolwa is a busy airport with on-going capital works, conditions are changing all the time.


This has been brought on because RA-Aus are no longer passing on landing fee invoices.
For Example: If you conduct a Touch & Go and we do not know who you are then we cannot invoice you for using our airfield. This is unfair to the GA registered aircraft and those RA-Aus aircraft that do the right thing. A simple phone call or just do a full stop and have a word with us and there will be no problem.


Goolwa Airport can be located on the following charts;

  1. *   WAC 3458, 3459, Adelaide VTC and VNC, ERC L7 and L2 and ERC H3 South


  1. Please read the current ERSA entry carefully noting that there are no midfield crosswind joins.

  2. Please take note of the parachute symbol - do not overfly the airfield as parachute operations can take place at any time. See CAAP 166-1(1) Section 5.4.4

  3. Please observe the Fly Neighbourly agreement (FN13) marked on the Adelaide VNC to the south west of Goolwa. Information on this area can be found in ERSA under Special Procedures.


You do not need a radio to fly into Goolwa Airport, however if your aircraft is fitted with a radio then it must be used and used correctly. Goolwa Airport can be very busy at times and too many transmissions can be more dangerous than not enough. Please read the information in the following link.


NOTE: If your aircraft does not have a radio fitted then we strongly advise that when you call us on the phone prior to coming into Goolwa that you clearly state that you do not have a  radio.


As noted in ERSA we do not allow mid-field, cross-wind joins. Also, there are Right Hand circuits on 01, 09 and 34. To ascertain wind direction the preferred method is to fly to the right of the centreline of 01 so that the main windsock is on your left at or above 1600’ (500 above circuit height). Goolwa Unicom is also available on 126.95 to advise on the current active runway.

The preferred runway is 01. In calm or light wind conditions then 01 will be the duty runway. Aircraft may take off on 19 in these conditions provided that there are no other aircraft in the circuit and no aircraft taxiing for 01.

Skydivers will always operate to the WEST or NORTH of the active runway. While all circuits are to the EAST or SOUTH. Aircraft should continue normal entry and circuit procedures whilst skydive operations are active.


Aircraft should never execute an orbit whilst in the circuit, either extend the current leg or do a go-round.

Also avoid doing orbits over the township as this is a busy entry point into Goolwa Airport.

CTAF - 126.95

35° 28.9S, 138° 45.1E, Variation 8° E

Altitude 104’

FIA 130.45 (in circuit) WAC 3458, 3459

Flying to Goolwa Airport...
When you arrive...


  1. Runway 01/19 has two sections of bitumen, the “old” runway is 20m wide and constitutes the  northern end. The “new” section is 12m wide and constitutes the southern end. No aircraft is allowed to conduct 180° turn on the “new” bitumen. There is a turn node at the southern end. If an aircraft HAS to backtrack then the turn node must be used.

  2. All runways have an associated taxiway with various hold/exit points. Aircraft should always exit the runway as soon as possible onto a taxiway. If an aircraft needs to backtrack either due to wet weather or other limitations then please check with Goolwa Unicom first.

  3. Aircraft should always stop and look before crossing a runway. Hold points are marked by double yellow cones. There are some positions on the airfield where it may be difficult to see if the runway is clear - DO NOT CROSS IF YOU CANNOT VERIFY 100%. Remember that aircraft may be operating without a radio. Check with Goolwa Unicom or taxi to a location where you can be sure the runway is clear.

  4. See the link on the home page for a copy of the Airport Map.


  1. There are six parking bays on the grass opposite the refuelling area marked with orange cones. Aircraft should park facing west towards the taxiway.

  2. Larger aircraft or those not wishing to tie down can park on the sealed apron towards the office. Aircraft should park facing east with their tails as close to the grass bank as possible.


  1. All pilots should report to the flight office (or if unattended, call the number on the office door) after landing as fees may apply.

  2. Pilots visiting other businesses or individuals on the airfield (i.e. GRFS, CAC  etc) should still contact the office as landing fees may apply.

Goolwa Airport Conditions of Use:

Airport Rules.pdf     Airport Map.pdf   Airport Map NE.jpg

  1. Goolwa Airport is a Private Airport on private property (including the car park). Please follow the above links for a copy of the Airport Rules, and the corresponding map.

  2. All users of the Airport, including those people visiting the various businesses located on the airport must obey all rules (see above).

  3. Prior Permission is required to use the airfield. This allows us to inform of any runway closures, special conditions etc. A quick phone call is usually all that is required.

  4. Please note that runways can be closed without prior notice and will not be marked as such.

  5. Some fees may apply, please see our Fees page for further information.