Airport

 

The Katherine Tindal Civilian Airport is located approximately 15 km south of town, along the Stuart Highway. The Katherine Town Council established a working agreement with the Tindal RAAF Base in the early 1990s for the joint usage of the airstrip and associated facilities.

Access

Turning right off Tarakan Road onto Dawson Drive and following it to the end, the Civilian Terminal is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for the convenience of all industry users.

Tindal Aerodrome (YPTN) is a Security Controlled Airport. Security surveillance cameras operate throughout the civilian side of the Airport and an electronic security gate system is also in place to prevent unauthorised persons access airside. All users of the Katherine Tindal Civilian Airport must be current holders of a valid ASIC (Aviation Security Identification Card).

An intercom is located on each of the main access gates and admission to and from the airside through the security controlled gates is only possible after positive identification and presentation of this card.

Several companies utilise the Katherine Tindal Airport as a base for their operational services throughout the region. Private charters from Katherine may be arranged directly with the various companies.

Facilities & Equipment

Tindal runway and taxiways are controlled by the department of defence, air traffic services inquires should be directed to tdl.abcp@defence.gov.au. Phone: 08 8973 6888 or 0428 264 175. Air Traffic Control enquiries phone 08 8973 6705 or 0408 221 783.

Taxiway Echo is not available to aircraft above 25,000KG MTOW without a pavement concession from the Department of Defence. Civil apron is not available to aircraft above 25,000KG MTOW Code B aircraft without a pavement concession from Katherine Town Council (KTC). Prior approval from KTC required for parking of all ACFT ABV 5,700KG. The Domestic Terminal has limited ground handling services, please contact KTC for further information.

Pilots are able to phone ahead to turn on RPT (Regular Public Transport) Apron lighting at the Airport - for the contact number please visit ERSA.

ERSA

Refuelling of aircraft is available by contacting Viva Energy Aviation on 0467 778 606 or by accessing the self service AVGAS bowsers.

Information & Assistance

Relevant fees and charges associated with parking and the hiring of facility space at the Katherine Tindal Civilian Airport.

Fees and Charges

Aviation Industry personnel who require further information with regard to specific regulations or requirements for the Katherine Tindal Civilian Airport, may find additional assistance from the following sites:

General User Conditions

Katherine Civil Airport (KCA) is the civil section of the RAAF Base Tindal and is managed by the Katherine Town Council (KTC). KTC are responsible for all management issues at KCA. KTC have developed General User Conditions to set out the operational rules that permit and guide use of the KCA. All users of KCA must now comply with the General User Conditions.

General User Conditions

You are required to contact KTC to make arrangements regarding use of KCA.

Contact Us

Alternatively use our after hours number 0427 625 855