Airport operationsPort Hedland International Airport main runway

Port Hedland International Airport has two runways and two interconnecting taxiways.  The main runway (Runway 14/32) is 2500m long and 45 m wide. It is used for regular passenger transport and is suitable for aircraft up to 100,000kgs (MTOW).  The second runway (Runway 18/36) is only for general aviation aircraft limited to 5,700kg (MTOW). It is 1000m long and 18m wide.

There are three sealed apron areas – the northern general aviation apron, main RPT parking apron and southern apron and helicopter operations area.  Airline aircraft are catered for on the main parking apron in the five parking bays.  Large corporate and private jets can also be accommodated. Space is limited for general aviation aircraft parking on the northern and southern aprons, so we suggest you arrange prior parking approval.

Port Hedland International Airport is a security controlled airport, therefore a valid Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) must be worn at all times. The requirements of the Aviation Transport Security Act and Regulations apply to airside activities. Further detail on security requirements for your visit can be obtained by contacting the Duty Airport Operations Officer 0417 108 850.

Visitor Identification Cards (VIC)


Unless you hold a valid Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC), you will need to apply for a Visitor Identification Card (VIC), if you are intending to visit a security controlled area of the Port Hedland International Airport 1-28 times in the next 12 months. 

Save time and pre-register your visit online.

Working on the Airport

Aviation Safety and You - Part 99 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) was developed after the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) recommended the introduction of mandatory alcohol and drug testing in 2004. SSAA employees (including contractors) are anyone who are performing Safety Sensitive Aviation Activities (SSAA), activities that have a direct or indirect impact on the safe operation of an aircraft. For example, ground handlers, aviation security, refuellers and anyone who is working airside. Read more

PHIA's Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) is made available to all Port Hedland International Airport (PHIA) employees and in hardcopy located at the PHIA Operations office. Contractors performing a Safety Sensitive Aviation Activity (SSAA) will have access to the PHIA DAMP and will be emailed a copy on request DAMP V1.2 PHIA June 2017 DAMP V1.2 PHIA June 2017


As an introduction to Port Hedland International Airport (PHIA) operations and the processes in place to ensure safe and secure operations of the airport it is mandatory for all employees and contractors working on the airport to complete the PHIA induction. The induction provides all participants with information about the airport's structure, safety and security objectives, emergency plans and procedures along with policies and procedures in place for hazard and incident reporting.

Register here and receive a link to complete the online Induction. Contact the Operations Centre for support.


Aero Refuellers provide fuel 24/7, Port Hedland International Airport call 0418 459 060.                                                                        .

Port Hedland Refuellers provide fuel Monday to Friday 07:00 to 18:00. Saturday & Sunday closed. 24/7 self-service Avgas. Air BP Depot, Port Hedland International Airport or call 0499 320 320.                                                                        .


Licensed International Freight CTO - Pilbara Cargo Terminal Pty Ltd - Phone 0418 459 060 - Email -

Itinerant Ground Handling, Charter and Baggage Handling - Two Dogs Aircraft Management - Phone 0418 459 060 - Email -

Domestic and international freight is processed in the airport precinct.  The following companies operate from the airport:


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Ground and passenger handling services

Aircraft servicing for all aircraft types and airline operators, including passenger handling, baggage handling and marshalling services can be provided by one of the ground handling agents at Port Hedland International Airport. Aircraft utilising the main apron can be escorted to their approved, assigned bay by the airport operator, upon request.

Port Hedland International Airport currently has two ground handling agents available; each offering services to facilitate client requirements.

North West Aviation Services - or by emailing or call 08 9140 2946.

Three Dogs Aviation / Pilbara Cargo Terminal - Phone 0418 459 060 - Email -