Albany (Harry Riggs) Regional Airport

Albany Regional Airport

The Albany Airport is conveniently located just 11km from Albany Central Business District, an easy distance for all travelers whether business or pleasure.

Click the headings below for more information on parking, landing fees, safety, Rex Airlines and more.

Wearing face masks at airports and on aircraft: To continue keeping WA safe:

  • wearing a face mask is mandatory in Western Australia while at an airport, travelling on aircraft and transporting a person subject to a quarantine direction.

  • SAFEWA Sign-in is Mandatory when entering the terminal building. 

Current flights schedules: 

  • To view the flight schedule for the dates that you would like to travel please click here.
  • For general enquiries regarding REX flights (departures, arrivals and bookings) please ring REX directly on 13 17 13, or go to 
  • Passengers are recommended to register their mobile phone number with Rex when booking a flight to ensure you get updates to flight arrival and departure times. 

Customer Service: 

What procedures does Rex have for customer complaints?

Rex uses an online passenger feedback system that tracks every follow-up action and document once the passenger lodges feedback or a complaint. This online passenger feedback system is available at .

Rex cancelled/delayed flight notification:

In the event of an operational delay or cancellation Rex will send advice via SMS to customers where check-in for the flight has not yet opened. For operational delays or cancellations that occur closer to the time of departure, customers will be advised at the time of check-in and kept updated via announcements within the airport terminal.

In addition, Rex provides a flight disruption forecast for the current and following day on its website where customers can submit the flight number and date to check upon the status of the flight as per the following link - Customers can also phone the Rex Customer Contact Centre on 13 17 13 to check upon the status of a flight.

Weather Cameras

Keep up to date with the latest weather across Australia for when you fly.

Virgin Australia (VARA) Closed Charter Service operated for Rio Tinto

Tuesdays (Flight No. VA 9235 / VA 9236)

  •  Depart Perth:  0530   Land Albany: 0630
  •  Depart Albany: 0705  Land Boolgeeda: 0920
  •  Depart Boolgeeda: 0955 Land Albany: 1210
  •  Depart Albany: 1245 Land Perth: 1345
Wednesday (Flight No. VA 9235 / VA 9236)
  •  Depart Perth: 0630 Land Albany: 0720
  •  Depart Albany: 0755 Land Boolgeeda: 1010
  •  Depart Boolgeeda: 1045 Land Albany: 1300
  •  Depart Albany: 1335 Land Perth: 1430

Ground Handling Agent (Virgin Australia): Ausflight | Mobile: (08) 9841 5504.

Live Flight Tracker

Track your flight, enter either Albany, Western Australia or your Flight Number

Flight Aware

Car Rental, Taxi Services & Parking


The system is a simple pay and display ticket system with the first four hours free and a daily rate of $8.80 thereafter.

If you require a receipt, utilise one of the following options:

  • Go to e-receipts link: and enter your vehicle registration plate number and the receipt number displayed on the screen when you purchased your parking, or
  • Ring the Albany Airport Staff on (08) 6820 3777 and select option 3.

  • You will need to quote: Date of Purchase; and either the vehicle registration number entered or the last four digits of the credit card used.

Car Rental: 

Both the AVIS Albany and Budget booths are manned for all morning flights, including Saturdays, but not always Sundays.

However AVIS and Budget will meet all flights if they have bookings.

To be sure, it is best to call ahead to arrange for your car or four-wheel-drive to be ready to pick up.

  • AVIS Albany: Phone: (08) 9842 2833 | Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Internet bookings: AVIS Bookings can also be made through  or Avis Central Reservations on 13 63 33 
  • Budget: Phone: (08) 98417 799 | Internet bookings:  

Both Avis Albany and Budget after hour calls are diverted to a Duty Mobile. 


  • Albany City Cabs & Transport: Phone: (08) 9841 7000
  • Albany Taxis: Phone: (08) 9844 4444

Bus Charter:

Busy Blue Bus

Based in Albany and Esperance our fleet is available for charter to transport groups in the Great Southern and south coast of Western Australia.

Busy Blue Bus provides charter services for Airport & City Transfers: 

Charters & Flying Training

The Amazing South Coast, in particular Albany and its surrounds have arguably the best scenery in Australia to be seen from the Air.

Private and business charters can be arranged through several local businesses. Choose a provider and make a call to arrange your own flight, when you want fly.

Albany Aero Club: Greg McFarlane

Albany Aviation: Australian Outback Air Tours, Private and Government Charter Work.

Albany Flying Club Inc.: President: Laurence Green

The club provides aircraft hire (Cessna 172 - 4 seater) to Club Members at a reduced rate and to other Pilots visiting Albany at a competitive standard rate. The Club also hires aircraft to Pilots who are building their flying hours up to progress forward to Commercial Pilots License without having to leave Albany.

  • Mob: 0427 983 636

Great Southern Aviation: Julie Biser (Chief Flying Instructor). Great Southern Aviation has been operating for 20+ years and specialises in flying training, scenic flights, charter flights and aerial work.

Rainbow Coast Flying School: Ralph Burnett (Chief Flying Instructor)

Sporting Aircraft Association:

A strong membership of keen aviation enthusiasts have their home at the Albany Airport as part of the Sporting Aircraft Association of Australia (SAAA) Chapter 13.

Charter & General Aviation, Airside Visitors Information

Aircraft Landing Fees (GST inclusive):

  • 0 - 3000 kg            $12.50 per 1000 kg per day
  • 3001 - 5000 kg      $17.50 per 1000 kg per landing
  • 5001 -15000 kg     $22.50 per 1000 kg per landing
  • over 15000 kg       $27.00 per 1000 kg per landing

Aircraft Landing Fee - Options(GST inclusive):

Local non commercial:

  • Annual fee per aircraft             0 - 3000 kg            $198.50 (Annual Fee)
  • Annual fee per aircraft       3001 - 5000 kg             $300.00 (Annual Fee)

Local commercial:

  • Annual fee per aircraft             0 - 3000 kg            $689.10 (Annual Fee)
  • Annual fee per aircraft       3001 - 5000 kg            $920.00 (Annual Fee)

Charter Aircraft Passenger Levy: 
 $21.30 per person

After Hours Refueller: $145.00

General Aviation (GA) Parking: More than 7 days $7.00 per day

Public Paid Vehicle Parking: Four hours free and a daily rate of $8.80 thereafter.

Safety and Security

Airport safety and security is a responsibility we all share.  The Australian government has passed the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 which provides a layered approach to the increase of security within the aviation industry.  On a local level at Albany Airport we have a Safety Committee compromising of airport tenants, local law enforcement agencies (WAPOL and the airport operator (the City of Albany)..


Albany (Harry Riggs) Regional Airport

Albany Airport is a regulated airport under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004. The major responsibility of the Albany Airport is to provide effective perimeter security for the airport as a whole to act as a deterrent to unauthorised entry. An Access Control System is in operation and all aircraft owners who require access airside will be provided with a suitable access code. Details of this system are supplied separately.

The City of Albany, as the operator of the Albany Airport will work closely with the Office of Transport Security, airport tenants and airport users to ensure compliance with the act and other regulations.

Aircraft Owners

The prime responsibility for protection against an aviation security breach or risk lies with the aircraft owner. Aircraft owners have responsibility for the security of their aircraft.  When the aircraft is not in use, as an aircraft owner, you must ensure measures are taken to secure your aircraft against theft.  

These measures include fitting a wheel lock, a lockable control lock, parking in a locked hangar or securing the aircraft with a lockable device. Standard door locks are not considered adequate protection. (Act Pt4 Div 5 Sec 61 (1) (d)), please ensure your aircraft meets the latest requirements.

The Albany Airport Security Officers conduct random compliance checks to ensure compliance with the regulations.

Drug and Alcohol Management

Albany Airport is required by Part 99 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 to develop and implement a Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) that covers persons who perform, or are available to perform, a Safety-Sensitive Aviation Activities (SSAA). The Albany Airport DAMP applies to all Albany Airport personnel, contractors and sub-contractors that perform or are available to perform a SSAA at Albany Airport.

For further information regarding drug and alcohol management at Albany Airport, please refer to the Albany Airport DAMP.


ASIC Requirements at Albany Airport

An Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) is an Australian identification card that shows that the holder of the card has undergone a security check and is suitable to enter a secure area of an Australian Airport. Security checks are performed by AusCheck (part of the Attorney General's Department) and include a criminal records check undertaken by the Australian Federal Police, a security assessment conducted by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and an unlawful non-citizen check conducted by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

It is a mandatory requirement to wear an ASIC pass at all times in all airside areas of Albany Airport. 

Albany Airport is required to have an approved Transport Security Program (TSP) under the terms of the Aviation Transport Act 2004 and Regulations 2005.

The following security measures apply at Albany Airport:

  • A valid ASIC must be worn at all times by all persons present on airside at Albany Airport.
  • Anybody airside must have an ASIC (includes hangars).
  • Passengers being escorted by an ASIC holder, for instance a pilot, are not required to have an ASIC.
  • Student pilots are not defined as passengers and must have an ASIC or a VIC.
  • The Act and Regulations provides for heavy penalties to apply to any person not wearing an ASIC.

Pilots and other aviation industry participants can apply online for an ASIC.

VIC - Visitor cards

A person not in possession of an ASIC, who is not a passenger on a flight, may be permitted airside at Albany Airport if they are wearing a VIC pass.  An example would be an engineer not usually associated with aviation performing a repair on an aircraft airside, or a student pilot who has applied for but has not yet been issued with an ASIC, would be required to show and display a VIC pass while on Albany Airport.

The terms of the VIC card are that at all times they must be escorted by an ASIC holder whilst airside. IN ALL CASES they must be under escort of an ASIC holder. This also means that a student pilot may not be dispatched on a solo flight until he/she is in possession of an ASIC.

The City of Albany as the Airport Operator will grant a delegation to issue VIC’s as agent for the City to suitably qualified aviation industry participants at the Albany Airport.

If you have any questions regarding airside security and access, please contact us during officer hours.



The Naming of the Albany Airport & Terminal

John Bell Terminal

On Saturday, 16 May 1998 the Primary Industry Minister & Member for Stirling (The Hon. Monty House, MLA) named and opened the “John Bell Terminal”  at the Albany Airport.

The Primary Industry Minister said that he was privileged to officially name the John Bell Terminal after the late John Bell.

"The memory of John Bell as a respected aviation identity who contributed significantly to the Albany region will continue with the naming of the new terminal after him," Mr House said.

John Bell was Albany's well known aviator who had originally been a spotter pilot for a whaling company and was also instrumental in having the whaling station turned into a museum. 

The Harry Riggs Albany Regional Airport

On Saturday, 16 May 1998 the Federal Member for Forrest (The Hon. Geoff Prosser, M.P.) officially named the Albany Regional Airport the “The Harry Riggs Albany Regional Airport”

Mr Harry Riggs, OAM had a real vision for Albany to be a tourist destination and saw the Airport as being one way to support that.

Mr Harry Riggs, OAM was a respected Shire President of the Albany Shire Council and a former Flying Officer who flew Lancaster bombers during WW II for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).

Conditions of Use  - Albany (Harry Riggs) Regional Airport & John Bell Terminal click Conditions of Use.