Curfew information for Essendon Fields Airport

Proposed amendments to the Air Navigation (Essendon Fields Airport) Regulation 2001


The department is seeking feedback on a proposal to amend the Air Navigation (Essendon Field Airport) Regulations 2001.

Following a consultation process last year the department is now seeking feedback on a proposal to:

  • Increase the weight limit for jet aircraft from 45,000kg to 50,000kg limited to 19 seat business jets operating on a closed charter basis during 6am-11pm. PDF: 333 KB ReadSpeaker


The department will be accepting submissions until 31 August 2018. Submissions can also be made directly to your Federal, State or Local Member who can raise these submissions through the Essendon Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group. Submissions can be made electronically to or in writing to:

Aircraft Operations
Aviation Environment Branch
Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
GPO Box 594

Your submission, including any personal information supplied, is being collected by the department for the purpose of gathering stakeholder feedback, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act). The department will consider your submission in finalising proposed amendments to the Air Navigation (Essendon Fields Airport) Regulations 2001.

Your personal information will be stored securely by the department. It may be used by the department to make further contact with you about the consultation process. Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other third parties, except in the circumstances outlined below.

Submissions, in part or full, including the name of the author may be published on the department's website or in the Government’s response, unless the submission is confidential. Confidential submissions (including author name) will not be published. Private addresses and contact details will not be published or disclosed to any third parties unless required by law.

Submissions will only be treated as confidential if they are expressly stated to be confidential. Automatically generated confidentiality statements or disclaimers appended to an email do not suffice for this purpose. If you wish you make a confidential submission, you must indicate this by ensuring your submission is marked confidential.

Confidential submissions will be kept securely and will only be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • in response to a request by a Commonwealth Minister.
  • where required by a House or a Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • where required by law.

Please direct any queries during these consultations to

The department may also disclose confidential submissions within the Commonwealth of Australia, including with other Commonwealth agencies, where necessary in the public interest.

Please note that in order to protect the personal privacy of individuals in accordance with the Privacy Act any submissions containing sensitive information, personal information or information which may reasonably be used to identify a person or group of people may not be published, even if not marked as confidential.

The department’s privacy policy contains information regarding complaint handling processes and how to access and/or seek correction of personal information held by the department. The Privacy Officer can be contacted on (02) 6274 6495.

Further information

  • Essendon Fields Airport Curfew factsheet PDF: 384 KB ReadSpeaker


Last Updated: 30 July, 2018