The Cowell Aerodrome is located 2.0 nautical miles west/northwest of Cowell and is contained in an area of 125 hectares of land adjacent to the Lincoln Highway, on John McFarlane Drive.

The aerodrome has three unrated clay/sand runways.

12/30 is 1057 metres long
17/35 is 1472 metres long

The main runway 04/22 is 1188 metres long and is fitted with electric (L4) lights that may be activated on frequency 120.6.

A terminal building located at the Aerodrome has basic facilities, toilets and ring out (local call only) phone. Fuel is not supplied - however, arrangements can be made through the local Ampol Westcoast distributor.

No charges are payable for the use of the Aerodrome facilities.

For further information contact the Council's Works Manager on 08 8629 2019.

Cowell is situated on Franklin Harbour approximately halfway between Port Augusta and Port Lincoln, it is an ideal place for visitors to break a long journey or to take a holiday and enjoy the pleasant climate and relaxed life style. One of the safest and best fishing areas in South Australia, Franklin Harbour is a land-locked bay with a narrow entrance through which boats have access to the harbour's calm waters.

Council Office

6 Main Street


Monday to Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

Closed Public Holidays

PO Box 71


Visitor Information Centre

The Franklin Harbour Institute

8 Main Street



After Hours Emergency Contact: 0428 292 019 (not monitored during office hours)