Hamilton Airport (Victoria)

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Hamilton Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorSouthern Grampians Shire Council
LocationHamilton, Victoria
Elevation AMSL803 ft / 245 m
Coordinates37°38′54″S 142°03′54″E / 37.64833°S 142.06500°E / -37.64833; 142.06500Coordinates: 37°38′54″S 142°03′54″E / 37.64833°S 142.06500°E / -37.64833; 142.06500
YHML is located in Victoria
Location in Victoria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 1,233 4,045 Gravel
17/35 1,404 4,606 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Hamilton Airport (IATA: HLT, ICAO: YHML) is located 6.5 nautical miles (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) north of Hamilton, Victoria, Australia. The airport is about 300 km (190 mi) west of Melbourne. Sharp Airlines was established at the airport and despite cancelling scheduled service in December 2014, retains a flying school at Hamilton.[2] The airport is also home to the Hamilton Aero Club.

The terminal, called the Sir RM Ansett Terminal, is named after Reginald Myles Ansett, who founded Ansett Airways at Hamilton in 1936. The Ansett Transport Museum is housed in the company's first aircraft hangar.[3]

During World War II, the airport was home to the Royal Australian Air Force Armament School until 1943, when it relocated to Nhill.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ YHML – Hamilton (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ Alex Sinnott (26 September 2014). "Hamilton flights grounded as Sharp Airlines eye Warrnambool return". The Warrnambool Standard.
  3. ^ "Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum".