Space Centre Australia acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.
Space Centre Australia is located 43km from the township of Weipa in Northern Queensland, Australia.
When it comes to launch operations, there are several factors that contribute to location suitability.
For this reason, Space Centre Australia is situated away from competing air corridors in a no-population-density area, therefore promoting public safety, while allowing clear access to a range of orbital positions.
Since we are stationed in a safe and secure location, our facilities will provide close access to a variety of launch destinations.
ROAD AND AIR
Space Centre Australia is accessible by both road and air.
Access to the site turn-off and surrounding communities is provided by the Peninsula Development Road (PDR).
Although approximately 170km of the PDR remains unsealed, government projects are underway to complete this by 2024.
Weipa Airport currently supports mining personnel, tourists, and the local population via flights to and from Cairns, Australia.
Alternatively, Space Centre Australia has access to aviation support services from its sister company, Palm Branch Solutions.
The Port of Weipa is a critical gateway for the Asia Pacific business region, offering several opportunities for Space Centre Australia and our tenants.
Proposed capabilities of the port include importing launch vehicles, required fuels, and scientific payloads.
High-quality communications systems are essential to successful operations at Space Centre Australia.
The National Broadband Network (NBN) infrastructure follows the PDR. We have taken advantage of this by designing a termination point at the permanent access road to Space Centre Australia, providing us with fibre broadband connectivity and SAATCOMM services.
The importance of health has never been as significant in Australian and global society as right now.
As a result of this, our location’s proximity to the Weipa Integrated Health Service is a significant factor of its suitability.
Easy access is available to Weipa Hospital, a general practice, a local dentist, and other independent health practitioners.
Contact us for all location enquiries
P. O. Box 3161, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 4870
P. O. Box 4649, Kingston, ACT, Australia, 2604
Space Centre Australia:
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
P: +61 498 989 872
Hours AEST GMT +10
Mon 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tue 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wed 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thu 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
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