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
  • Water fountain
  • Confectionary and cool drink machine
  • Visitor brochures
  • Cafe (only available when flights arrive & depart)


Car Parking

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


Public Transport

There are currently 2 Regular Public Transport companies operating out of the Kangaroo Island, Kingscote Airport:-

  • Regional Express Airlines (REX) - offering several flights daily between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Any queries regarding schedules and availability of seats should be directed to REX - phone 13 17 13 or visit
  • QantasLink - offering flights between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island up to 5 days a week (dependant on season) and also between Melbourne and Kangaroo Island 3 days a week from mid-December to end of January. 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

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



There is currently NO FUEL available at this Airport

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


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 1815 1134 1384
Runway Width 30 30 30
Runway Slope level 0.1 % down to NE level
Length of clearway RWY 01 60m 60 each end RWY 15 75m
  RWY 19 60m   RWY 33 60m
Length of stopway Nil Nil Nil
Runway strip length 1935 1254 1518
Runway strip width graded 150/90 90/90 90/90
Pavement Type Sealed Gravel Sealed
Pavement Strength PCN 38/F/C/1100/T PCN 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.

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 PAPI PAPI Nil Nil
  LH side 3 deg LH side 3 deg    
  47 FT 47 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 taxiland 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 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 - sealed 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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