Cost to Charter a Private Jet in Australia

How much does it Cost to Charter a Private Jet to Australia?

Australia is home to one of the largest and busiest private aviation markets in the Southern Hemisphere and South Pacific, with business jets connecting Australia to Asia, North & South America, and Europe on a daily basis.

Private Jet to Australia Cost

Source: Robb Report

The nation’s remote location creates limited options when traveling to areas not served by major airlines, and charter flights allow Australian travelers to fly directly to the destination of their choice.

Private flights also provide several other benefits for travelers, such as enhanced privacy and security, reduced wait times at the airport, and the ability to travel with pets on board.

There are several factors that go into the cost of chartering a private jet to/from Australia which will be covered in this article, including example ball park pricing for some of the most requested routes.

What goes into the Cost of Chartering a Private Flight in Australia?

The cost of a private charter flight in Australia is determined by a variety of factors, and these factors can fluctuate on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.

First, the aircraft’s hourly rate is factored, which only covers the cost of utilizing the aircraft, which can range anywhere from $1,500 an hour for a single-engine turboprop within Australia to $15,000 or more for flights on an ultra long range jet traveling internationally.

Once your route is determined, the distance of the flight is multiplied by the hourly rates – a plane costing $6,000 an hour conducting a 4 hour flight would start at $24,000.

From there, the amount of fuel required for the flight is calculated and added to the price, as well as taxes and operational fees including pilots, flight crew, airport landing fees, and FBO/ground handling.

Additional charges may also include Wi-Fi usage, catering, de-icing in cold weather climates, or pet cleaning fees if traveling with dogs and cats.

The most cost-effective aircraft for every private flight will be different, and our teams offers access to every private jet and charter plane available around the world for your private flight to/from Australia.

Charter Flight Pricing and Private Jet Rental Costs in Australia

There are multiple categories of aircraft, each optimized to handle various missions when renting a private plane in Australia.

Choices include single and twin-engine aircraft such as pistons and turboprops for short distance travel throughout Australia; light and midsize private jets for coast-to-coast flights and regional connections; and long-range jets and VIP airliners for international flights and group charters.

The best deal for every flight will change based on the aircraft available for your trip.

Private Jet Charter Rates in Australia*
$1,725 – $3,275/hour
Very Light Jets
$2,750 – $4,250/hour
Light Jets
$3,400 – $5,250/hour
Super Light Jets
$3,800 – $5,625/hour
Midsize Jets
$5,150 – $8,750/hour
Super Midsize Jets
$6,500 – $9,250/hour
Heavy Jets
$9,500 – $14,500/hr
Long Range Jets
$12,000 – $18,750/hr
VIP Airliners
$10,000 – $20,000/hr
$1,250 – $6,500/hour

* Pricing shown in USD. Hourly charter rates are estimates for the cost to rent the aircraft type, and do not include fuel, taxes, crew, and operational fees. Request a free quote from Australia Jet Charter for the most accurate charter flight pricing.

Light Aircraft Rentals Costs in Australia

Pistons and turboprops make up the light aircraft category, which are frequently the most economical charter options. Light aircraft offer the best access to remote destinations and airports with smaller runways.

Piston aircraft sacrifice comfort and speed in exchange for entry level charter rates, often available for around $1,500 USD per hour.

Turboprops often offer more room, higher speeds, and more comfort compared to pistons. Most turboprops come with a pressurized cabin and may include a fully or partially closed lavatory.

The charter rates for executive turboprops , with the cost to rent a turboprop typically ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 per hour.

Light aircraft are ideal for up to 4 passengers traveling between destinations like Sydney and Melbourne, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach, and Adelaide and Hobart.

Light Jet Rentals Costs in Australia

The smallest category of business jets, Light Jets, is split into three classes – very light jets, light jets, and super light jets – with a non-stop range of about 3 hours.

Lights jets can offer seating for 4-8 passengers and a range of between 1,200 and 1,800 nautical miles, making them popular choices for small groups and individuals chartering a private flight.

The cost to charter a light jet ranges between $2,750 and $5,500 an hour, with super light jets on the higher end.

Midsize and Super Midsize Jet Rental Costs in Australia

The next size up in business jet categories are Midsize and Super Midsize Jets, offering many similarities with larger jets with lower charter rates.

These business jets offer seating for up to 8-12 passengers, many with standing room cabins. There are more amenities found on midsize jets compared to light jets, like galleys, fully enclosed lavatories, and in-flight entertainment systems.

Midsize jets offer a range of around 2,200 to 2,800 nautical miles, while super midsize jets extend the range up to 3,200 nautical miles.

They’re ideal for executive groups and VIP travelers chartering a private flight across Australia.

The hourly rates for midsize/super midsize jets typically range between $5,000 and $9,500 per hour for private flights in Australia.

Heavy and Long Range Jet Rental Costs in Australia

Heavy and long range jets are the largest business jets available for charter, with significantly larger cabins that rival airliners and luxury appointments you’d find in high-end apartments.

These offer the highest class of private jet travel, with heavy jets offering first-class seating for 10-14 passengers, while long range jets can carry up to 17-19 passengers.

Interior amenities found in heavy and long range jets include fully adjustable club seating and/or divans, standing room cabins over 6 feet tall with ample leg room, fully enclosed lavatories, and a variety of entertainment and connectivity options.

Many of the newer, larger jets in the category such as the Gulfstream G650 and Global 6000 and 7500 offer separate cabin areas for productivity, entertainment, dining, and sleeping.

Charter rates for heavy jets range between $10,000 and $14,000 an hour, while long range jets can cost anywhere from $12,000 to $20,000 and up – for example, the cost for a private jet from Los Angeles to Sydney starts at $180,000* in a heavy jet like the Gulfstream G4, while a long range jet like the Gulfstream V or Global Express starts at $250,000.

Australia Jet Charter – Contact Us for Instant Pricing & Availability

Australia Jet Charter is available 24 hours a day for private jet charter services in all areas of Australia. If you have questions about an upcoming flight to or from Australia, please submit a request for a free charter quote, or give us a call directly at +1 (888) 987-5387.