Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Airport Curfews

A curfew applies between 11pm and 6am at Sydney, Adelaide, Coolangatta and Essendon Airports. While most aircraft operations are prohibited during this period, there is provision for the operation of emergency aircraft, some small jets, propeller-driven aircraft and freight movements.

These curfews are legally enforceable and failing to comply is a criminal offence that may result in significant fines.

The following links provide further information on specific airport curfews in Australia:

Further Information