Newman Airport WA


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Newman Airport in WA is near Newman, Western Australia It is situated 5.5 nautical miles southeast of the town.

The airport is owned and maintained by the Shire of East Pilbara.

Newman’s primary air traffic is made up by a mixture of light aircraft, QantasLink and Virgin Australia flights. The airport is also the base for charter flights to remote communities such as Parnngurr.

Newman Airport is the gateway to the heart of the East Pilbara region. More than 450,000 passengers have been known to pass through this airport per annum, with more than 47 Regular Public Transport (RPT) flights per week between Newman and Perth.

Newman – built on Mining and Tourism

Whilst mining is a strong economic driver for the community, the shire is well known for it’s magnificent landscapes, unique outback experiences, long stretches of desert country and magnificent and rare wildflower scenes.

Although rich in minerals, the true value lies in the community’s spirit and contribution to making the Shire of East Pilbara a fantastic place to live, work and enjoy. Our airport is the gateway into this community.

Newman Airport is owned and operated by The Shire of East Pilbara and serves as a vital link between the community of Newman and surrounding communities to Perth. As the only inland public airport within the Pilbara, this airport also serves as preferred alternate airport to all the privately owned and operated jet airports within its catchments area, including flights originating from Broome and East Coast origins.

History of Newman Airport WA

Originally constructed by BHP Billiton as a dedicated mine site airstrip in 1968, Ansett commenced operations into Newman in 1968 using F-28 aircraft.

Newman Airport WA. Country Airstrips Australia
Newman Airport WA – FIFO workers
Newman Airport Runway Layout.
Newman Airport Runway Layout
Area Forecast
Strip Direction
05 / 23
GPS Position
23° 2504 S
119° 4810 E
ALA Code
Strip Length
WAC Chart
Melb Centre 123.4 On ground
Strip Surface
Owner / Operator
Shire of East Pilbara
(08) 9175 8000
ARO (08) 9177 8964
0409 483 651
2 on L side of 05 and 23
1 adjacent to N side of hard stand
ASIC Security / Vis Vest
AirBP AVGAS and JetA1
Card swipe bowser H24.
23:00 – 11:00
JO service fee applies AH

Distance to Town
5.5 NM
PAL + AFRU 122.0
Aircraft Parking
Light and GA ACFT park on S section GA APN. No tie-down lines AVBL
Taxi at Terminal
Landing Fees
Special Procedures and Comments: CTAF 122.0

Newman is a security controlled airport – ASIC REQ
There are four secured access gates, all REQ access codes.
Mine blasting sites 4.8 NM N and 8 NM NW of AD. Blasting times are 11:00 and 15:00 local daily. Contact AD OPR for additional blasting times.

Nearest Airport: Cotton Creek