2018 Melbourne Airport Master Plan

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The 2018 Melbourne Airport Master Plan has now been approved by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of the 2018 Master Plan process.

Prior to approving the 2018 Master Plan, the Minister requested that several changes be made to the document. Essentially these changes related to typographical errors, ensuring the document used consistent language and further clarification of runway modes as outlined by Airservices Australia and CASA.

The Airports Act 1997 requires all federally leased airports to prepare a Master Plan every 5 years to guide the future growth and development of the airport over the next 20 years.

The Master Plan:

  • Sets the strategic direction for the airport
  • Provides a plan for the development of the airport site
  • Indicates to the public the intended uses of the site and development proposals
  • Includes provisions to reduce potential conflicts between the uses of the site
  • Ensures that uses of the site are compatible with areas surrounding the airport
  • Ensures compliance with environmental legislation and standards

To view the 2018 Master Plan for Melbourne Airport go to the Document Library on the right hand side of this page.

You can also access the Melbourne Airport Noise Tool to view the potential noise impacts at your property.


The 2018 Melbourne Airport Master Plan has now been approved by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of the 2018 Master Plan process.

Prior to approving the 2018 Master Plan, the Minister requested that several changes be made to the document. Essentially these changes related to typographical errors, ensuring the document used consistent language and further clarification of runway modes as outlined by Airservices Australia and CASA.

The Airports Act 1997 requires all federally leased airports to prepare a Master Plan every 5 years to guide the future growth and development of the airport over the next 20 years.

The Master Plan:

  • Sets the strategic direction for the airport
  • Provides a plan for the development of the airport site
  • Indicates to the public the intended uses of the site and development proposals
  • Includes provisions to reduce potential conflicts between the uses of the site
  • Ensures that uses of the site are compatible with areas surrounding the airport
  • Ensures compliance with environmental legislation and standards

To view the 2018 Master Plan for Melbourne Airport go to the Document Library on the right hand side of this page.

You can also access the Melbourne Airport Noise Tool to view the potential noise impacts at your property.

Preliminary Draft Master Plan Submission Form

Share your views on planning for Melbourne Airport's future by completing our submission. If you would like to submit and do not wish to complete the form, please upload your submission using the button once providing your contact information on the first page. 

Thank you to everyone who made a submission. The submission period has now closed for the Preliminary Draft Master Plan.