The Kangaroo Island, Kingscote Airport terminal is open 7 days a week from 6.30am and closed after the last scheduled flight for the day.

Airport - Exterior

Terminal area includes:

  • Short Term vehicle parking
  • Overnight vehicle parking (fees apply)
  • Public toilets
  • Pay phone
  • Water fountain
  • Confectionary and cool drink machine
  • Visitor brochures


There is currently 1 Regular Public Transport company operating out of the Kangaroo Island, Kingscote Airport, Regional Express Airlines (REX). Regional Express offer several flights daily between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Any queries regarding schedules and availability of seats should be directed to:
Regional Express Airlines, phone 13 17 13 or visit


Passengers are serviced by 2 Hire Car companies:

  • Hertz phone 08 8553 9144
  • Budget Rent-A-Car phone 08 8553 3133
  • Kangaroo Island Transfers provides a passenger transport service on Kangaroo Island including the Airport. They meet all scheduled RPT Flights. For further information please phone Peter Wyatt 0427 887 575 or email

Disability access: The Airport's Disability Action plan includes information on accessibility and special assistance.

Public Transport: For more information contact Customer Service on 08 8553 4500 or click Rockhopper.



There is NO commercially available fuel at YKSC. Nearest fuel is at Aldinga - (AVGAS) or Goolwa - (AVGAS and JETA1).


Aeronautical InformationAirport - Birds View

Particulars of the Aerodrome that are required for notification in AIP please note this Aerodrome is a security controlled airport.

Elevation 24 FT
World Aeronautical Chart No. 3459
Time UTC + 9 1/2 hours
Location Identifier YKSC
Latitude S35 42.8
Longitude E137 31.3
Magnetic Variation 8 Deg E
Aerodrome Operator Kangaroo Island Council
Contact details for Council 08 8553 4500 or fax 08 8553 2885
Airport Services Coordinator 08 8553 4532 or (24h) 0407 715 363
Status Public / Security Controlled / ASIC required










Runway Information

All dimensions in metres

Runway Characteristic 01/19 06/24 15/33
Reference Code Number 3 2 2
Magnetic Bearing in degrees 014 059 149
Runway Length 1402 1134 1164
Runway Width 30 30 30
Runway Slope level 0.1 % down to NE level
Length of clearway RWY 01 183 60 each end RWY 15 136
  RWY 19 108   RWY 33 63
Length of stopway RWY 01 123 Nil RWY 15 76
  RWY 19 48   RWY 33 Nil
Runway strip length 1693 1254 1363
Runway strip width graded 150/90 90/90 90/90
Pavement Type Sealed Gravel Gravel
Pavement Strength PCN 12/F/C/850/T PCN 4/F/C/730/U

PCN 4/F/C/730/U


Visual Aid System

Note: Selection of PAL HJ - only activates AT-VASIS and illuminated WDI. RWY, ABN and apron flood lighting will operate only when poor light levels exist. Aerodrome beacon flashing white 6 seconds.

Runway 01 19 06/24 15/33
Type of runway lighting LIRL PAL 122.3 LIRL PAL 122.3 PTBL EMERG only PTBL EMERG only
  PTBL EMERG only PTBL EMERG only    
Standby power Yes Yes Nil Nil
Type of approach lighting Nil Nil Nil Nil
Visual approach slope indicator system AT-VASIS AT-VASIS Nil Nil
  LH side 3 deg LH side 3 deg    
  41 FT 45 FT    


Additional Information

Parking Restrictions

Apron Parking:
Except in emergencies, non RPT sealed apron parking is by prior arrangement only or a $200 per day parking fee maybe incurred.
Itinerant aircraft with a wingspan less than 14m should park on the grass apron via taxiway B and C (west of the sealed apron.)
With prior arrangement approved allocation to designated parking clearance areas on sealed apron may be provided.

Meteorological information AWIS phone 08 8553 9172 or 127.45
Notices Concentration of birds and wallabies in vicinity of AD
Taxiway A - sealed from the apron to runway 01/19
B - gravel from the apron to runway 15/33
C - gravel service taxiway to the western general aviation grassed apron
Kangaroo Island Council | 43 Dauncey St (PO Box 121) KINGSCOTE SA 5223
Phone: 08 8553 4500 | Fax: 08 8553 2885 | Email:
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