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Brisbane Airspace Change for Medical Helicopters

4 April 2019

What do we want to change?

Medical helicopters often transport patients to and from hospitals in central Brisbane, including Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Mater Hospital and Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Currently these helicopters have to ask for clearance from Brisbane Air Traffic Control, which can lead to delays.

This is because the helicopters are operating in controlled airspace meaning they have to share it with other aircraft who are also receiving instructions from Air Traffic Control.

We want to change an area of airspace between these hospitals to be uncontrolled airspace, meaning aircraft do not need clearance from Air Traffic Control to use it.

This change will make it easier and quicker for medical helicopters to get to and from these hospitals.

The changes will commence in November 2019.

What will this mean for the community?

The Brisbane Airspace Change for Medical Helicopters Fact Sheet provides more information about what is going to change.

Where can I get more information?

For general information on flight path changes, contact the Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS) on:

  • 1800 802 584 (free call)
  • 131 450 (interpreter service)

General feedback can be provided:

Via online form at:

Mail to: Feedback c/o Noise Complaints and Information Service, PO BOX 211 Mascot NSW 1460