|Airport type Public|
Location Strahan, Tasmania
Serves West Coast, Tasmania
|Operator West Coast Council|
Elevation AMSL 66 ft / 20 m
Elevation 20 m
|Address Strahan TAS 7468, Australia|
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Strahan Airport (IATA: SRN, ICAO: YSRN) is an airport located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) west of Strahan, Tasmania, Australia. It is the main airport for the West Coast of Tasmania, and is owned and maintained by the West Coast Council. The need for an airport in the area was suggested in the 1950s, and suggestions for upgrades have occurred over time.
History and facilities
Strahan Airport, previously known as Strahan Aerodrome, has a north–south alignment and runs parallel to Ocean Beach. Like the rest of West Coast Tasmania, Strahan Airport airspace is controlled from Melbourne Airport in Victoria.
Helicopter and fixed wing flights operate from here for charter flights into the south-west wilderness area, or over locations in western Tasmania. There are currently no regular passenger flights to Strahan from other airports in Tasmania.
Previously, in the 1970s, a runway was utilised at Howards Plains - just west of Queenstown and Strahan, and if weather conditions were difficult at Queenstown, Strahan would be the alternative landing location. Airlines of Tasmania ran the service.
Lack of animal proof fencing has created a need for the landing strip to be checked and cleared before emergency landings by the Royal Flying Doctor Service