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Heart of the Channel Country

The Barcoo Shire Council wish to advise residents that the Windorah Airport will be closed from 11 October – 15 December 2023, to undertake critical works in the upgrade of the runway. Council apologise for any inconvenience during this time. A bus service will operate between Windorah and Quilpie to coincide with flight times.

The bus will run 4 times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) as per our general plane days. The timetable below snip is straight from the “Emergency Services Contract” between Translink (DTMR) and Council.

bus time table

The RFDS (Queensland Section) will continue to service the Windorah region while the Windorah airstrip is closed for maintenance for the three months from October.

The RFDS will use the Ourdel Station airstrip to ensure both primary health care clinics and aeromedical services remain accessible for the community. Weekly clinics will remain unaffected and on schedule during this time, and aeromedical operations will continue to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Air mail and freight will continue as normal, this will now be collected off the plane in Quilpie.

In the event of wet weather, the RFDS has an alternative runway option to ensure limited disruption to services.