Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of everyone passing through or working at our airport. We are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone is protected. For information about our response to COVID-19 and current airport operations, please contact the NT Airports COVID-19 Community Hotline on 1800 313 177 to listen to the latest information.

Airport Information

COVID-19 passenger information

NT Airports is closely monitoring COVID-19 and is implementing a through and responsive approach to managing this rapidly changing situation.

Our priority remains the wellbeing and safety of our staff, contractors, visitors and travellers, and we are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure our people and passengers are protected.

For more information about the NT Airports response to COVID-19 please see the below FAQ or call the NT Airports COVID19 community hotline on 1800 313 177 to hear the latest information.

We encourage everyone to follow the recommended health and travel advice.



Runway Information

Tennant Creek airport is available for use 24 hours a day.  

The main runway (07/25) is 1959 metres long by 30 metres wide and can normally accommodate most commuter aircraft. Larger aircraft can also use the runway in an emergency but may have difficulty parking.  The second runway (11/29) is 1057 metres long by 18 metres wide. Runway 07/25 is equipped with Low Intensity Runway Lighting and AT-VASIS in both directions. Low Intensity Runway Lighting is also available on Runway 11/29. All lighting is pilot-operated on PAL + AFRU 126.7.

The terminal apron can normally accommodate up to three aircraft below 5700 kg in weight.

Avgas is available from a fixed bowser (Shell 08 8962 2696).

There is a small terminal for Regular Public Transport (RPT) passengers.

Airfield Locality

Lat. 19 Deg 38 Min S, Long 134 Deg 11 Min E,
Elevation 1236 Feet.

Airport Charges

For the 2021 Conditions of Use Document, including airport charges, click here.


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