Bendigo Airport - For pilots
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Aerodrome Landing Fees and other associated charges are listed in the Conditions of Use.
The airport is located approximately 4 kilometres from Bendigo's central business district.
Aeronautical Information YBDG
- Latitude: 36 44.22 S
- Longitude: 144 19.47 E
- Variation: 11 DEG East
- Elevation Above Sea Level: 710 ft
- Reference: World Aeronautical Chart: WAC 3469, 3470
- ICAO Code: YBDG
- IATA Code: BXG
- A partially paved runway of 767 metres long and 18 metres wide
- Subject to restrictions/closures during wet periods
- RNAV (GNSS) Runway 17 and Runway 35
- Runway 17/35 Pilot Activated Lighting (PAL) 119.3
- Three illuminated wind indicators
- AWIS phone 03 9280 5643 and 128.15
Current local traffic regulations for Bendigo Airport are:
- Right hand circuits Runway 35 when in use.
- Circuit training not permitted between 10pm and 7am local time.
Sealed apron immediately west of runway 17/35 is available for tie down and short term parking. The area directly in front of the terminal building is for charter and ambulance aircraft.
Long term parking is available north of the main apron, follow MAGS.
Bendigo Airport is home to a number of recreational Pilot Training providers with facilities available on-site, enquiries can be made at Bendigo Flying Club, Sarge's Light Sport Aviation, Comfly & SOAR Aviation as local providers.
RMIT has a commercial pilot training academy on-site at Bendigo Airport.
For more information, please refer to the RMIT website,
The rapid increase in drone operations in the vicinity of airports is a concern for airport and aircraft operators across the country. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has recently introduced new rules to better protect people and aircraft from drone operations. The new rules focus on the operation of recreational drones and restrict their use in the vicinity of airports, places of assembly, near people and emergency operations.
Additionally, commercial drone operators should be aware of restricted and no-fly areas around Bendigo. The City of Greater Bendigo encourages drone operators to familiarise themselves with the new safety rules which are available at CASA’s new drone website: http://www.droneflyer.com.au/
CASA also has an app, 'Can I Fly There', which is available to download for free.
For further information, please visit CASA's website.
Currently no designated landing point is provided for helicopters.