The main international airports are Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, followed by Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin and Cairns.
Australia's position makes air travel the most likely means of entering or leaving the country. Each state has at least one international airport.
· Sydney Airport (SYD), New South Wales, is 12km (7 miles) south of the city
· Adelaide Airport (ADL), South Australia, is 6km (4 miles) south of the city
· Melbourne Airport (MEL), Victoria, is 22km (14 miles) northwest of the city
· Perth Airport (PER), Western Australia, lies about 10km (6 miles) northeast of the city
· Brisbane International (BNE), Queensland, lies 13km (8 miles) northeast of the city centre
· Townsville Airport (TSV), Queensland, lies about 5km (3 miles) from the city
· Cairns Airport (CNS), Queensland, lies about 6km (4 miles) from the city
· Darwin Airport (DRW), Northern Territory, is 13km (8 miles) from the city
· Hobart Airport (HBA), Tasmania, is 22km (14 miles) east of the city