Rugby League World Cup 2017- Brisbane And Melbourne


Rugby League World Cup 2017- Brisbane and Melbourne

Yaman Al Husary | - 09/28/2017

Rugby League World Cup 2017 – Brisbane and Melbourne: The 15th Rugby League World Cup gets going from October 27 – December 2. It will be hosted in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. Here’s what you need to know to operate to two of the host cities: Brisbane and Melbourne. 

Brisbane International Airport 

  • Elevation: 13 ft / 4 m. 
  • Magnetic Variation: 11° ELatitude:                     
  • Latitude/ Longitude: S27-23.0 / E153-07.1
  • Time Zone: UTC+10 
  • Private, non-revenue flights do not require a landing permit but do require slots
  • Commercial flights required CASA Non-scheduled flight permission to enter Australia
  • Section 27(A) Permission is required for domestic flights

Note: Applications must be made by the operator directly to CASA International Ops. It will take approximately 5 working days from the date of completed application, including all supporting documentation. The amount of time required to complete the assessment of the application will vary with the complexity of the proposed operations.

  • Airport is operational H24 for domestic flights
  • CIQ is not available between 0200-0445 Local time
  • Fuel type and availability: Jet A1. It is generally not available 0000-0430 Local time
  • Airport Embarkation Tax varies between $22 – $26 AUD per arriving and departing international passenger

Hotels near the airport:

  • Novotel Brisbane Airport
  • Pullman Hotel Brisbane Airport (Opening October 2017)

Brisbane City:

  • Marriott Hotel
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Stamford Plaza

Melbourne Airports 

Essendon Airport  
  • Latitude/ longitude:  S37-43.7 E144-54.1
  • Elevation: 282 ft.
  • Variation: 11E
  • Time Zone: UTC+10 
  • YMEN is a public airport serving scheduled commercial, corporate-jet, charter and general aviation flights serving Melbourne
  • YMEN is often the primary choice for domestic travel within Australia and has many FBO facilities for GA flights
  • CIQ: Australian Border Force will clear international flights at YMEN with at least 24 hours of prior notice or preferably 48 hours if possible
  • ABF shift change is between 1330-1430LCL. We recommend avoiding international flights during this period
  • Business aircraft parking is usually less expensive at YMEN, but there’s a 99,208-lb. (45,000-kg) MTOW limitation for operations to this airfield. Please be reminded that YMEN has an operating curfew in place between 2300 – 0600 LCL daily with no exceptions for any operations
  • While infrastructure is in place to handle all types of general aviation aircraft, it’s important to keep in mind Melbourne Essendon (YMEN) enforces a 99,208-lb. (45,000-kg) MTOW limitation for all aircraft
Melbourne Airport
  • Airport type: International 
  • Latitude / longitude:  S37-40.4 E144-50.6
  • Elevation: 434 ft.
  • Variation: 11E
  • Time Zone: UTC+10 
  • YMML (Tullamarine airport) is the second busiest airport in Australia
  • It only has one FBO facility – Melbourne Jet base – which also has hangarage for parking subject to availability
  • There may be limited parking available  during the Grand Prix period, it is advisable to provide as much prior notice as possible
  • CIQ: ABF (Australian Border Force) request 48hrs notice for off terminal clearances. OTC approvals are subject to ABF availability
  • YMML does not have a curfew
  • YMML is able to handle all aircraft types and sizes
  • Overflight and landing permits are not required for private flights
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights do not require overflight permits
  • Non-scheduled commercial flight require landing permits
  • The lead time for permit approval is three days
  • Non-Australian crew and passengers require a visa before arrival in Australia as visas are not granted on arrival
  • Crew and passengers must clear CIQ on first arrival in Australia
  • Import: you will need the help of a registered Customs broker
  • Outwards Customs clearance is required on departure

For more information on the fixtures for the Rugby League World Cup, check out 

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