Australian Airspace Policy

The Air Traffic Policy Branch within the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development is a key adviser to Government on airspace and air traffic management policy.

  • The current Australian Airspace Policy Statement came into effect on 13 July 2015.

  • This policy statement confirms that Australia’s Government aviation agencies will adopt a common approach to risk management in relation to the assessment of airspace and air traffic management.

  • Legislation to give effect to the transfer of airspace regulatory function from Airservices to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority was enacted by the Parliament and came into force on 1 July 2007.

  • Useful links to external websites.

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Last Updated: 26 June, 2017