Aerodrome Reporting Officer (TAPL)

Full Time
Listed on 21 November 2022

Townsville Airport Pty Ltd (TAPL) is part of the Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) group which owns and operates Townsville, Gold Coast, Longreach, and Mount Isa airports. We are an Australian-owned company with a vision to engage customers, connect communities and deliver exceptional experiences – and a commitment to delivering for the communities where we operate. Our airports are formally recognised as a ‘Great Place to Work – Certified’ organisation – currently the only airport operator in Australia with this certification. The Company is dedicated to a target of net zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030. With strong passenger numbers and terminal upgrades underway, there has never been a better time to join the team.

What you’ll contribute to:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) to join the team at Townsville Airport.


Reporting to the Aerodrome Reporting Officer Supervisor, this role is required to ensure safe, secure, and efficient airside operations are maintained to a high standard. They will support all stakeholders and airline partners by maintaining aerodrome serviceability through the availability of airfield infrastructure and the management of impediments to aircraft operations such as wildlife and other hazards.


Wayne, who joined the Company as an Aerodrome Reporting Officer in early 2021 shares his experience of working with Townville Airport;

“I joined TAPL to enjoy the work culture and team fit. I felt very welcomed even before I started and was given great training opportunities to ensure I was able to fulfill the requirements of my role from day 1. The training and development opportunities offered at TAPL have enabled me to build up my problem-solving skills and confidence in my field of work. TAPL has also given me flexibility to take up a casual opportunity to work within our terminal as a Duty Manager to further my Aviation skills.”

How you will make an impact?


We are looking for an energetic and motivated person to join the team.


If you have relevant aviation experience (knowledge of aviation regulations, including the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 and the CASA Manual of Standards), this would be an advantage but not necessary. If you have a strong work ethic, a learning mindset, and are a true team player, we would love to hear from you.


The Aerodrome Reporting Officer’s tasks, include, but are not limited to:

  • Audit, enforce and report on safety and security issues at the airport in accordance with Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005.
  • Conduct serviceability inspections of the movement areas/lighting in accordance with the requirements of the Aerodrome Manual and maintain the integrity of movement area and OLS surfaces.
  • Conduct regular patrols and surveillance airside on the airport in accordance with the requirements of the Aerodrome Manual.
  • Monitor access to the airside.
  • Bird and wildlife management.


Candidates must possess or be able to obtain an Authority to Drive Airside category 4N, a firearms licence, and a radio operator’s licence.


What we offer you?

This is an opportunity to be part of a progressive organisation with a great culture and assist in the transformation and growth of the business. Flexible working options are available for all employees. At QAL, we uphold the philosophy that the smooth integration of life and work benefits all. We call it Living Well.

If you are interested in this role and would like to explore in more detail the key responsibilities, please obtain the role description on Queensland Airports Limited Career page.

QAL supports an inclusive approach and values diversity within the workplace. We aim to provide opportunities that allow individuals to reach their full potential regardless of their background, gender, age, work status, religious or cultural identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to QAL’s Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP), which includes pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing, and have the ability to obtain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

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