Air Traffic Management (ATM) Policy

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

  • On 17 January 2017 the Government announced a $12 million investment in a two year program looking into the future of positioning technology in Australia.  The program can test the potential of SBAS technology across the four transport modes – aviation, maritime, rail and road – as well as other industry sectors.

  • Australia's Air Traffic Management Plan (ATMP) outlines Australia's current ATM system including the roles and responsibilities of Government agencies and industry.  The plan also sets out Australia's key challenges, priorities and initiatives in ATM planning.

  • The Department, in consultation with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Airservices Australia (Airservices), the Department of Defence (Defence) and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), has finalised the policy on the rollout of Barometric Vertical Navigation (Baro-VNAV) approach to landing procedures in Australia.

  • Release of the 2015 Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) Flight Priorities Review Report and draft AIP ENR 1.4–10

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Last Updated: 21 July, 2017