Weipa Airport

Weipa Airport (WEI) serves Weipa, the largest town on the Gulf of Carpentaria coast of the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.  The airport is located 13 km (8 miles) from town centre.

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Please be advised that Weipa Airport will be closed for runway maintenance work between 28 August and 30 September 2019. During this period all flights will operate out of the nearby RAAF Base Scherger. You’ll experience an extended total travel time which includes bus transfers in both directions between Weipa Airport Terminal and the RAAF Base Scherger.

Customers who are booked to travel to or from Weipa during the runway maintenance period will be contacted with an updated departure or arrival time.

During this period, the Qantas app may not accurately reflect the updated departure and arrival times of your booking. Customers are advised to arrive at check-in at Weipa Airport at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time displayed on their ticket or online booking.



There are no ticketing facilities at the airport.


Check-in opens 90 minutes before flight departures.

Online check-in is available for Qantas and QantasLink flights between 24 hours and 30 minutes before flight departure.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.



Baggage is available from outside the terminal.

Baggage Services has a counter located at check-in.

Phone: +61 (7) 4069 7141. Open during check-in hours.

Phone: +61 (7) 4069 7289. Weipa Travel, open during office hours.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute arrival information.


Lists the transport options for getting to and from Weipa airport.
Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 10 minute drive from the city.
Car parking is free of charge.
Taxis Approximately A$50 one way to the town centre.

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Important information

Information correct as of August 2017. Times and prices are a guide only.

Disclaimer: * Subject to regulatory approval