There are two major airports in the Perth metropolitan area, Perth Airport and Jandakot Airport, providing essential connections and services for people, communities and businesses.
Perth Airport and Jandakot Airport are on land leased from the Commonwealth Government to Perth Airport Pty Ltd and Jandakot Airport Holdings respectively.
The operations and planning for Perth and Jandakot airports are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.
Recognising the strategic importance of the airports, the Department of Transport liaises with Perth Airport Pty Ltd and Jandakot Airport Holdings on a range of issues including providing comment to the Airports' Master Plans and Major Development Plans.
The Department of Transport's aim is to influence planning and development decisions relating to both airports that will achieve the best aviation industry and environmental outcomes for the community.
In addition, RAAF Base Pearce is located approximately 45km north of Perth and is managed through the Department of Defence.
Perth Airport is a key piece of transport infrastructure vital to the development of the State's economy and is located only 5km from the city centre of Perth.
As the fourth busiest airport in Australia in terms of passenger traffic, Perth Airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the year.
Statistics on passenger movements at Perth Airport are available through the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics website link below.
The Department of Transport engages with Perth Airport regularly by providing comment on a range of issues through various committees.
|Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)|
Situated about 17 km south of Perth's CBD, Jandakot Airport is Western Australia's major General Aviation (GA) airport and one of the busiest GA airports in the southern hemisphere.
Jandakot Airport is the base for many essential service organisations such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Police Air Support Unit, Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) and helicopter rescue services. In addition, the airport has excellent pilot training facilities with many well established flying schools training pilots for local and international airlines and other careers in aviation.
The Department of Transport has representation on the Jandakot Airport Consultative Committee and through this provides input to a range of issues.