Riddell Airfield is a privately owned and operated, well maintained airfield located in Victoria, Australia approximately 13NM north of Melbourne International Airport, just outside controlled airspace.

Our airfield is equipped with a 10 x 880 meter sealed runway, and three natural turf strips serviced with both sealed and natural turf taxi-ways and parking aprons.

We are easily accessible whether you are flying or surface traveling as we are located along the Melbourne – Bendigo railway line a short distance from either Clarkfield or Riddells Creek railway stations and just a quick 25 minute drive from Melbourne International Airport towards the Macedon Ranges.

We have aircraft hangar facilities and outside tie down areas with a range of budgets and personal requirements in mind.

We also have an Aircraft Maintenance facility based at our airfield, with a L.A.M.E normally rostered on duty during normal week days.

Riddell Airfield is home to light sport, vintage, warbird, antique, experimental, modern, amphibian, twin engine, aerobatic and rotary wing aircraft.

Private landing, access and short term parking fees may apply.


Film Location and Props-

Our facilities close proximity to the Melbourne CBD leans its self to being an ideal private and secure location for filmmaking and commercial photography work scopes.

In additional to providing a location for your project, we also have access to a portfolio of antique, vintage, modern and sport light aircraft (fully supported by licensed engineers and pilots) that may be utilise for static and/or dynamic visual aids and props for the film industry.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in order to discuss your options.


Riddell YRID
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S 37 28.8 E 144 43.1 VAR 11DEG E
CTAF 121.6 FIA Melbourne Radar 135.7 on ground
WAC 3469, 3470

ALL 02-20 Runway CIRCUITS are to be flown to the EAST

Left Hand circuits all other runways


Please roll through to the end of the sealed runway prior to turning aircraft around-

Mid Runway turnarounds PROHIBITED on sealed runway

No straight-in approaches permitted for any runway

Animal hazard and windshear may exist

Subject to operational requirements, pilots are to adopt appropriate power settings for take-off, circuits and landings to minimise noise levels- (written permission required for any Warbird operations into and out of YRID.)

A limit of 6 consecutive circuits for any aircraft within any three hour period. A limit of three aircraft within the circuit at any one time. No precautionary search or engine failure  training permitted.



Site Last updated: 17th October 2017

Material on this Web Site is the sole property of Riddell Airfield P/L

Any unauthorized use without written permission is prohibited.

CTAF 121.6


Cessna SIDS data


Hangar Update;



Stage one of the new build individual hangars is now complete.

All of our new hangars are fitted with the 'Marsh-Tech' bi-fold electric door systems and have sealed floor, power and access to the sealed taxi-way and runway system.




· Individual

· Lock up

· Sealed floor

· Powered bi-fold door

· Sealed runway

· Sealed hardstand

· Sealed taxiway system




We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer AVGAS, piston engine aero oil and lock up aircraft hangars at competitive rates starting from just $66.00 a week to our resident aircraft and visitors alike.

Self service Avgas is available to Members of the Riddell Airfield Fuel Club. Club members have their own full access to our mobile airfield fuel tanker. There is no requirement to hand pump fuel from drums, or to taxi your aircraft to the fuel bowser.

Current YRID Avgas price for Tenant's Aircraft

A$2.08 per litre

(incl. GST- price may change without website notice)

Avgas Fuel is available to visiting aircraft with prior notice and subject to available staff to carry out the task. (There maybe a call out fee applicable)