Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Economic Regulation of Major Australian Airports

Australia's airports are a major component of the national transport infrastructure and make a significant contribution to Australia's overall economic prosperity. Continued investment in aeronautical infrastructure is a key objective of the Australian Government. At the same time, airports have significant market power and this is an important factor in determining the most appropriate economic regulatory regime.

There is also a need to ensure that the aviation industry generally, and Australian airports specifically, continue to provide access to national and international services and infrastructure that meet the broad range of passenger needs and expectations.

Further information on the economic regulation of major Australian airports is at Economic Regulation.

The Productivity Commission has conducted an inquiry into the economic regulation of Australian airports. Information about the inquiry, and the final report released on 30 March 2012, is available on the Commission's website.

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Last Updated: 12 June, 2014