Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.


Centre information

Location – Melbourne Airport, Melbourne, Victoria

Postal Address – Locked Bag 1093, Tullamarine, VIC 3043

Date Constructed – 1996

Operating Hours – 24hrs/365 days a year

Centre history

Melbourne Centre is one of our two major centres – the other being in Brisbane.

The Melbourne flight information region (FIR) includes the southern half of Australia and the Southern and Indian oceans. Representing around six per cent of the world’s surface, our service delivery extends from Indonesia to the South Pole and from halfway to New Zealand to halfway to Africa. The centre is directly responsible for en route services throughout the FIR.

The first air traffic control operations commenced in Melbourne Centre in November 1998. By 31 January 2000, the transition to full operations was complete.

Airservices work closely with our FIR neighbours including South Africa, Mauritius, Male (The Maldives), Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Auckland (New Zealand).