About Moorabbin Airport

Moorabbin Airport is Australia’s leading General Aviation flight training airport located in the south-east of Melbourne.  The Airport is home to a range of General Aviation activities including flying training, fight charter, aviation maintenance, general and recreation aviation operations.

The Airport has a thriving non-aviation commercial centre with a vast array of retail options, including Kingston Central Plaza and the Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) which provide employment for many local residents.  Chifley Business Park is an architecturally designed campus style business park located on the north eastern precinct featuring modern office spaces maximising natural light, undercover parking and an onsite child care centre.

Moorabbin Airport Corporation Pty Ltd (MAC) purchased a long term lease on the site from the Commonwealth Government in 1998. 

MAC is wholly owned by Goodman, a publicly listed integrated commercial and industrial property group that owns, develops and manages real estate including warehouses, large scale logistics facilities, business parks and offices globally.

Economic Impact

Moorabbin Airport is consistently the 2nd busiest airport in Australia averaging 250,000 movements per year. There are approximately 3,300 people directly employed on the Airport and 6,000 people indirectly employed.  We estimate that one third of all airport jobs are aviation-related.

800 flight students are being trained by a dozen flight schools, with 30%  from overseas.  The Airport and its businesses provide $50+ million in exports through flight training services.


Moorabbin Airport holds memberships to the following industry bodies:
  • Australian Airports Association (AAA)
  • Aviation / Aerospace Australia (A/AA)

Regulatory Framework

Moorabbin Airport is regulated by the Australian Government – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development through the Airports Act 1996 regime. All air traffic services supplied by Airservices Australia

Moorabbin Airport businesses pay $0.5m in council rates and $0.4m in ex gratia land tax each year to the City Of Kingston and the Australian Government respectively

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