Camooweal Airport

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Camooweal Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorMount Isa City Council
LocationCamooweal, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL780 ft / 238 m
Coordinates19°54′42″S 138°07′30″E / 19.91167°S 138.12500°E / -19.91167; 138.12500Coordinates: 19°54′42″S 138°07′30″E / 19.91167°S 138.12500°E / -19.91167; 138.12500
YCMW is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 1,238 4,062 Bitumen
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Camooweal Airport (IATA: CML, ICAO: YCMW) is located 0.4 nautical miles (0.74 km; 0.46 mi) northeast[1] of Camooweal, Queensland, Australia. The airport is operated by the Mount Isa City Council and is mainly used by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to support the operation of weekly medical clinics for the Camooweal community. The airport also functions as a base to land supplies and perform evacuations during emergencies such as flooding.[2]


Aside from the sealed runway 13/31 which is 1,238 m (4,062 ft) and a small apron area, there are minimal facilities at the airport. Solar powered lighting for the runway and apron areas is available for emergencies at night. Arriving and departing aircraft coordinate movements using a Common Traffic Advisory Frequency as there is no control tower at the isolated airstrip. A Non-Directional Beacon navigational aid is located close to the airport.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c YCMW – Camooweal (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ "Camooweal Aerodrome". Mount Isa City Council. Retrieved 19 July 2012.