The airfield was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in 1948. It continued to be used as a base for the RAN's GAF Jindivik pilotless target aircraft. Today the RAN's British Aerospace MQM-107E Kalkara Flight is based at the airfield, along with the RAN School of Ship Survivability and Safety that has fire and damage control (flooding) training facilities.
The airfield was made available to civil aviation from 1950. Today a few airlines operate charter flights to the airport.