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

Terminal area includes:

  • Cafe
  • Short Term vehicle parking
  • Overnight vehicle parking (fees apply)
  • Public toilets
  • Water fountain
  • Visitor brochures and information screens


A café run by Kangaroo Island Providore is located in the terminal and is open 7 days a week from 30 mins before first daily arrival/departure time (scheduled) until 30 mins post last daily arrival/departure.

Car Parking

The airport offers free short term vehicle parking as well as overnight vehicle parking (fees apply - refer Fees and Charges Schedule). The car park is divided into timed zones with the shorter times being located nearer to the terminal entrance.

Public Transport

There is currently one Regular Public Transport company operating out of the Kangaroo Island, Kingscote Airport:-

  • QantasLink - offering flights between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island 7 days a week. Any queries regarding schedules and availability of seats should be directed to QantasLink - phone 13 13 13 or visit

Hire Cars

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


There is currently NO FUEL available at this Airport.

The nearest alternative fuel is at Aldinga - (AVGAS) or Goolwa - (AVGAS and JETA1). It is recommended that heavy aircraft utilise Adelaide.

Aeronautical Information

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

Elevation24 FT
World Aeronautical Chart No.3459
TimeUTC + 9 1/2 hours
Location IdentifierYKSC
LatitudeS35 42.8
LongitudeE137 31.3
Magnetic Variation8 Deg E
Aerodrome OperatorKangaroo Island Council
Contact details for Council08 8553 4500 or fax 08 8553 2885
Airport Services Coordinator08 8553 4532 or (24h) 0407 715 363
StatusPublic / Security Controlled / ASIC required

Runway Information

All dimensions in metres

Runway Characteristic01/1906/2415/33
Reference Code Number322
Magnetic Bearing in degrees014059149
Runway Length181511341384
Runway Width303030
Runway Slopelevel0.1 % down to NElevel
Length of clearwayRWY 01 60m60 each endRWY 15 75m
 RWY 19 60m RWY 33 60m
Length of stopwayNilNilNil
Runway strip length193512541518
Runway strip width graded150/9090/9090/90
Pavement TypeSealedGravelSealed
Pavement StrengthPCN 38/F/C/1100/TPCN 4/F/C/730/U

PCN 8/F/C/850/T

Visual Aid System

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

Type of runway lightingLIRL PAL 122.3LIRL PAL 122.3PTBL EMERG onlyPTBL EMERG only
Standby powerYesYesNilNil
Type of approach lightingNilNilNilNil
Visual approach slope indicator systemPAPIPAPINilNil
 LH side 3 degLH side 3 deg  
 47 FT47 FT  

Additional Information

Local Traffic Regulations
  1. Prior approval is requested for all Non RPT sealed apron PRKG.
  2. All turns to be MAX RAD, MNM speed.
  3. All 180DEG turns for ACFT ABV 5, 700KG MTOW use RWY END only.
  4. Apron edge taxilane from TWY A, MAX wingspan 29M ACFT access to Bay 1-3 only.
  5. TWY B and Apron edge taxilane to Bay 4 limited to MAX SF34 ACFT.
  6. RPT Apron parking bays 1 and 2 (B712, E170, F100, DH8D).
  7. RPT Apron parking bay 3 (DH8D, DH8C, SF34) and bay 4/4A (SF34).
  8. Itinerant ACFT PRKG in GA area, W of sealed apron via TWY B & C.
  9. Except in EMERG, sealed apron parking by non RPT aircraft may incur parking fee unless by prior arrangement.
Meteorological informationAWIS phone 08 8150 3806 or 127.45Mhz
NoticesConcentration of birds and wallabies in vicinity of AD
TaxiwayA - sealed from the apron to runway 01/19
B - sealed from the apron to runway 15/33
C - gravel service taxiway to the western general aviation grassed apron