It arrived from and then departed back to Brisbane on one of Skytrans' 10 or so fly-in fly-out (FIFO) charter flights to the South-East corner of Queensland.
Also spotted on Thursday evening was another Skytrans Dash-8-300 in the form of VH-QQM, which was preparing to depart to Mackay as SKP858.
Skytrans have taken over some FIFO flights between Clermont and Mackay - usually operating four return flights per week.
Early the next morning on Friday 15 June, VH-QQP returned to Clermont from Brisbane as SKP860.
Also spotted was Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQI - which is not a frequent visitor.
I was very happy to spot a new aircraft at Clermont Aerodrome!