Accessible ways of getting here


Located just 5 minutes from the city centre, Rockhampton Airport (ROK) is a major Australian regional airport servicing Rockhampton and Central Queensland, with direct flights arriving from Brisbane, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Sunshine Coast and Melbourne.

Flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton are just under one hour, with Qantas and Virgin operating multiple direct flights daily.  Qantas operate twice daily flights from Cairns, stopping in both Townsville and Mackay.  Bonza Aviation operate direct flights from Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast and Melbourne via the FlyBonza app.

Rockhampton Airport have a comprehensive accessibility guide to assist you in navigating the facilities during your travels.

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Lived experience

Everything you would expect from a metropolitan airport (minus the aerobridge). Clean and easy to access toilet and shower amenities and café/bar areas, within and outside of the secure areas. There is an access lift to the viewing platform if awaiting friends and family. Whilst the terminal is modern, the airport is small enough that the staff checking you in and understanding your travel requirements are likely to be the same crew members assisting you to the aircraft from the gate, building a sense of familiarity.

The distance between the pick-up/drop-off and the terminal is short with clearly signposted and ample disability parking spaces and only a short distance to Rockhampton CBD.

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Rockhampton is the central hub to the Capricorn and Leichardt Highways, Australia’s Country Way and Pacific Way (Bruce Highway).

The city is an accessible stopping point for many self-drive holidays and coach tours, being approximately a 7 hour drive from Brisbane, 7.5 hour drive from Longreach and an 8 hour drive from Townsville.

A man in a wheelchair and an able-bodied woman waiting on an a level train platform which is wheelchair accessible
Queensland Rail is a popular choice for travellers with accessible trains, platforms and visitor centres


Queensland Rail offer multiple services per week to Rockhampton from Brisbane return on the popular high speed Tilt Train, as well as regular services on the Spirit of Queensland to the north and Spirit of the Outback to the west. The railway station is just 1.6km from the Rockhampton CBD.

Queensland Rail have a comprehensive accessibility guide to assist you in navigating the facilities at Rockhampton's train station during your travels.

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Lived experience

From the rich rail history of the region to the current infrastructure that supports commuter and heavy industry rail, this remains one of the major arteries in the region. Accessible parking is conveniently and closely placed as what you would expect from a regional transport hub, with the distance and slope between here and the station presenting little concern. The station has a wide platform while you wait to dis/embark, and the variable heights of the commuter trains is matched by many ramp options onsite with the QR staff are always on hand to assist. Off of the main platform also, you’ll find the accessible bathroom to freshen up before or after your journey.

 Nick B - T4 Paraplegic


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