Great Lakes Airfield

Great Lakes Airfield

The Great Lakes Airfield is a fully sealed airstrip only 5 minutes from Lakes Entrance.

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great lakes open day

Col Campbell and Dick Smith

Great Lakes is a private airfield
Permission must be obtained prior to arrival

Aircraft wishing to land at Great Lakes Airport (YGRL) must contact Len Marshall on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an update and first point of contact for current airport activities and services. Permission must be obtained between Monday and Friday (during business hours) before any landings take place, including weekends.

Lighting: PLEASE NOTE: Lighting system is currently not working. Landings only during daylight hours. The pilot activation feature is not working for the lights. They can only be turned on manually from the ground.

Frequency: 122.2 MHz

Windsocks: One at runway intersection, the other at threshold of 26, both lit.

aerial view of Great Lakes Airport

Aerial view of Great Lakes Airport


Location: WAC 3470 37o 50.53' S 148o 00.00' E

Approx. 6 km North of Lakes Entrance township on Colquhoun Road.

Location Code: YGRL

Elevation: 260 ft at runway intersection

Communications: Multicom 126.7 Melbourne centre 124.0 Transponders must be used in Mode C.


Runway 08/26

Bitumen: 18m x 1180 m

Uphill grade: is 2.7% to runway intersection then gradual transition to flat.

Average Grade: 2.0%

Runway 13/31

Gravel: 18 m x 670 m

Uphill grade: is on 31 is 0.9%.

great lakes airfield


Concrete hardstand for turbine and transport category aircraft off taxiway at Western end of runway 08/26. Fully equipped passenger terminal and observation platform. Hangars available for all categories of aircraft.

great lakes airfield


Left hand circuits to all runways. Pilots must observe the airfield at Kalimna (YLKE) and maintain a minimum altitude of 2500ft until abeam this airfield when descending downwind for runway 26. Note the presence of tall trees on final to runway 26. Approach calls and traffic separation must be maintained on Multicom 126.7.

Magnetic Variation: 12o E - Time Zone: UTC + 10 - Weather Area: 30

great lakes airfield


Construction generally conforms to or exceeds ALA standards but the safety of all operations is strictly the responsibility of the pilot in command of the aircraft. Runway gradients may inhibit visibility and pilots must confirm that both runways are clear before landing or takeoff.

Parking: Light aircraft may park adjacent to the concrete hardstand.

Landing Fees

No charge for emergency services aircraft. All other aircraft and parking fees by arrangement. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Casual$60Ultra Lights & 2 seater singles
Private Single$60Under 5700 kg
Private Twin$60Under 5700 kg