Release date: 03/06/2022

The South Australian Government is inviting applications from regional public airports and aerodromes for funding under the Support Regional Aviation program.

The program is improving regional airport infrastructure by awarding grants of up to $100,000 that can be used towards projects such as improving runways, extending terminal facilities and upgrading fencing.

Projects can include upgrades such as:

  • Sealing and resealing of runways, taxiways and aprons
  • Upgrading fencing, lighting and electrical systems
  • Extending and upgrading terminal facilities
  • Replacing items such as Wind Direction Indicators.

The program aims to improve regional airports to comply with regulatory requirements, accommodate changing airline fleets, support the growth of regional aviation markets, and deliver regional economic and social benefits through improved air services.

The previous round of funding under the program included projects at Naracoorte Aerodrome, Ceduna Aerodrome, Port Lincoln Airport, Kimba Aerodrome, Quorn Aerodrome, Balcanoona Airstrip, Port Augusta Lawrie Wallis Airport, Kingscote Airport and Elliston Aerodrome.

Application forms and guidelines for submissions can be found at

Applications close COB on Friday, 24 June 2022.


Attributable to Minister for Regional Roads Geoff Brock

The Support Regional Aviation Program is a great example of the South Australian Government’s commitment to investing in regional South Australia.

A key component of my Regional Roads portfolio is connecting regional communities, and regional airports and aerodromes are a key component of this. They provide a vital service for local communities by making travel across the state easier, while also playing a critical role in emergencies by giving first responders better and quicker access.

These facilities also give tourists greater access to our regions as well as providing fast freight options – particularly to get our clean green produce to market - and, as a result, grow our regional economy.

I strongly urge public airports and aerodromes in regional South Australia - don’t miss out on your chance to improve your facilities thanks to this fantastic initiative.