Australia's Air Services Agreements/Arrangements

Australia currently has air services agreements/arrangements with 101 countries/economies.

Airlines operating international air services do so within capacity entitlements contained in air services arrangements. The Register of Available Capacity sets out capacity available to Australian carriers.

To see a list of airlines and the services that are operating under Australia's air services agreements/arrangements, visit the International Airlines Timetable Summary page.

The information below is a summary only and should not be relied on to make commercial decisions. The Department has established a data room containing comprehensive information on Australia's bilateral rights and entitlements to assist applicants in developing applications for available capacity. Find out more about the data room.

Air services arrangements are usually comprised of a treaty level Air Services Agreement supplemented by arrangements of less than treaty status between aeronautical authorities, such as Memorandums of Understanding and/or exchanges of letters. It is Australian Government practice to publish all treaty-level agreements. However, arrangements of less than treaty status are generally not published as they are traditionally regarded as being confidential between aeronautical authorities.

The links to treaties included below link to the Treaties Database maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It should be noted that the Treaties Database only includes Australian treaties currently in force. Any amendments subsequently negotiated and given interim effect by aeronautical authorities through arrangements of less than treaty status will not be included in the Treaties Database. Similarly, any new treaties negotiated and given interim effect by aeronautical authorities through arrangements of less than treaty status but not yet signed will not be included in the Treaties Database.

Australia's air services agreements/arrangements

No. Country/Economy Signed Status Treaty text
1 Argentina 11 March 1992 Operational effect
Supplemented by MoU of 2005**
Link to treaty
2 Austria 22 March 1967 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2005, 2003, and 1999*
Link to treaty
3 Azerbaijan 8 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
4 Bahrain 29 April 1995 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2003*
Link to treaty
5 Bangladesh Initialled 15 August 2008 Operational effect** Undergoing treaty process
6 Belarus 31 May 2013 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
7 Belgium 23 November 2012 Operational effect Link to treaty
8 Botswana 20 November 2014 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
9 Brazil 21 April 2010 Interim effect Link to treaty
10 Brunei Darussalam 30 April 1992 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2007*
Link to treaty
11 Burma 23 September 1976 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2015***
Link to treaty
12 Cambodia Initialled 19 May 2014 Operational effect ** Undergoing treaty process
13 Canada 5 July 1988 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2000 and 2015*
Link to treaty
14 Chile 7 September 2001 In force Link to treaty
15 China 23 March 2004

In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2016*

Link to treaty
16 Colombia

Initialled 27 June 2017

Not in effect, supplemented by MoU

Undergoing treaty process
17 Cook Islands 18 September 2001 In force Link to treaty
18 Cote d'Ivoire Initialled 23 October 2015 Operational effect** Undergoing treaty process
19 Croatia 4 September 2013 Operational effect Link to treaty
20 Curaçao (Netherlands) 18 November 2014 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
21 Cyprus 6 June 2017 Operational effect, supplemented by MoU Undergoing treaty process
22 Czech Republic 23 September 2010 In force Link to treaty
23 Denmark Initialled 16 October 1998 Operational effect**
Supplemented by ROD of 2011*
Undergoing treaty process
24 Ecuador 30 September 2014 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
25 Egypt 10 March 1997 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2012*
Link to treaty
26 Ethiopia 29 July 2013 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
27 Fiji 24 March 1982 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 1999**
Link to treaty
28 Finland Initialled 15 June 1999 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
29 former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 16 May 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
30 France
(treaty includes French Polynesia and New Caledonia)
13 April 1965 In force
Supplemented by MoUs of 2012, 2011 and 1996*
Link to treaty
31 French Polynesia 31 January 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
32 Germany 22 May 1957 In force
Supplemented by MoUs of 1998 and 1996*
Link to treaty
33 Ghana 11 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
34 Greece 10 June 1971 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2017**
Link to treaty
35 Hong Kong, China 15 September 1993 In force Link to treaty
36 Hungary 23 September 2016 Operational effect** Undergoing treaty process
37 Iceland 21 October 2011 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
38 India 6 March 2006 In force Link to treaty
39 Indonesia 7 February 2013 Interim effect Link to treaty
40 Ireland 26 November 1957 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2005*
Link to treaty
41 Israel 23 February 2017

Operational effect, Supplemented by MoU

Undergoing treaty process
42 Italy 10 November 1960 Agreed Minutes of 2017** Link to treaty
43 Japan 19 January 1956 In force
Supplemented by various instruments including RoD of 2011*
Link to treaty
44 Jordan Initialled 10 December 2012 Operational effect** Undergoing treaty process
45 Kenya 24 May 2012 Operational effect** Undergoing treaty process
46 Kiribati

Initialled 27 June 2016

Operational effect, supplemented by MoU Undergoing treaty process
47 Korea, Republic of 26 February 1992 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2007*
Link to treaty
48 Kuwait 22 October 2015 Operational effect** Undergoing treaty process
49 Laos 4 July 2015 Operational effect** Undergoing treaty process
50 Lebanon 11 March 1997 In force Link to treaty
51 Luxembourg Initialled 27 April 1999 Operational effect** Undergoing treaty process
52 Macau, China 24 August 1999 In force Link to treaty
53 Malaysia 4 October 1972 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2008*
Link to treaty
54 Malta 11 September 1996 In force
Supplemented by instruments of less than treaty status of 2003
Link to treaty
55 Mauritius Initialled 25 October 2007 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
56 Mexico 9 April 2010 In force Link to treaty
57 Mongolia 20 March 2015 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
58 Nauru 17 September 1969 In force
Supplemented by various instruments*
Link to treaty
59 Netherlands 25 September 1951 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 1997*
Link to treaty
60 New Caledonia 20 November 2013 Instrument of less than treaty status* N/A
61 New Zealand 8 August 2002 In force Link to treaty
62 Nigeria Initialled 23 October 2015 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
63 Niue Initialled 25 June 1999 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
64 Norway Initialled 16 October 1998 Interim effect**
Supplemented by ROD of 2011*
Undergoing treaty process
65 Oman Initialled 6 April 2011 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
66 Pakistan Initialled 2 August 2007 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
67 Palau 2 May 2012 Interim effect Link to treaty
68 Papua New Guinea 8 December 1980 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2011 and 2010**
Link to treaty
69 Paraguay 11 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
70 Peru 20 June 2013 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
71 Philippines 24 October 2012 In force
Supplemented by MOU of 2015*
Link to treaty
72 Poland 28 April 2004 In force Link to treaty
73 Qatar 17 November 2016 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
74 Romania 3 April 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
75 Russian Federation 11 July 1994 In force Link to treaty
76 Saudi Arabia

 27 April 2017

Operational effect** Undergoing treaty process
77 Samoa 11 August 2000 In force Link to treaty
78 Serbia 14 May 2013 In force Link to treaty
79 Seychelles 18 January 2013 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
80 Singapore 3 November 1967 In force
Supplemented by CMU of 2003*
Link to treaty
81 Solomon Islands 21 August 2012 Operational effect Link to treaty
82 South Africa 18 July 1995 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2015**
Link to treaty
83 Spain 24 June 2009 In force Link to treaty
84 Sri Lanka 3 May 2012 In force Link to treaty
85 Sudan 8 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
86 Sweden Initialled 16 October 1998 Operational effect**
Supplemented by RoD of 2011*
Undergoing treaty process
87 Switzerland 28 November 2008 In force Link to treaty
88 Thailand 26 February 1960 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2012**
Link to treaty
89 Timor-Leste 26 May 2017 Operational effect Undergoing treaty process
90 Tonga 23 August 2003 In force Link to treaty
91 Turkey 28 April 2010 In force Link to treaty
92 Uganda 19 November 2014 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
93 United Arab Emirates 8 September 2002 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2015*
Link to treaty
94 United Kingdom 10 July 2008 In force Link to treaty
95 United States of America 31 March 2008 In force Link to treaty
96 Uruguay 11 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
97 Vanuatu 2 July 2013 In force Link to treaty
98 Vietnam 31 July 1995 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2012*
Link to treaty
99 Yemen 10 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
100 Zambia 21 October 2011 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
101 Zimbabwe Initialled 5 May 1998 Operational effect** Undergoing treaty process

* Contains amendments subsequently negotiated and given operational effect on a non-legally binding basis by aeronautical authorities through arrangements of less than treaty status, but not yet brought into force and hence not yet included in the Treaties Database.

** A new or replacement treaty given operational effect on a non-legally binding basis by aeronautical authorities through arrangements of less than treaty status, but not yet brought into force and hence not yet included in the Treaties Database.

MoU – Memorandum of Understanding
RoD – Record of Discussion
CMU – Confidential Memorandum of Understanding

DISCLAIMER
The attached documents are internal working documents of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development generated for the purpose of in-house use. This document may only be used as a guide to rights granted, and services operated, under Australia's bilateral air services agreements and arrangements. Rights and capacity negotiated under Australia's bilateral air services agreement and arrangements are reviewed constantly and airlines frequently change their operations. Due to the summary nature of details in this document the Commonwealth accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or currency of the information provided. There should be no expectation that the rights, timetable summary and capacity information provided is authoritative or may be relied on and persons should rely on their own inquiries.

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Last Updated: 23 August, 2017