Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Aviation Safety

Information about aviation safety, accident investigation and aviation safety programs.

  • Australia's Aviation State Safety Program (SSP), as required by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), demonstrates the aviation safety management system as managed by Australia. It sets out Australia’s regulation and activities aimed at improving aviation safety. The SSP provides the monitoring and governance framework within which operators and service providers establish and maintain a Safety Management System (SMS).

  • An independent statutory authority since 1995, CASA is responsible the safety regulation of civil aviation operations in Australia, and Australian aircraft operating outside Australian territory. It also provides safety education and training programs.

  • The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is Australia's prime agency for the independent investigation of civil aviation accidents, incidents and safety deficiencies.

  • The Australian Government's tabled response to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee report into Aviation Accident Investigations is available from this link.

  • If you are planning to undertake building activities which may intrude into protected airspace around a leased Federal airport please follow this link for information.

  • Follow this link for information on transporting dangerous goods in Australia across all transport modes. Aviation-specific transportation information and guidance can be found on this page of the CASA website.

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Last Updated: 9 July, 2014