Consultation on the Principles and Guidelines to assess the provision of Government services at new Australian international airports

Objective of the consultation

To inform the review of the existing process for the provision of Government services for airport operators that have aspirations to facilitate international flights to/from their airports.

At the moment, the Government applies these principles when considering proposals from airport operators for either:

  • Designation as an international airport for the first time;
  • Change in international airport categorisation; or
  • Significant changes in the type or scope of border agency resources at an airport already designated as an international airport.

Information on the set of principles currently used when considering the provision of Government services at new Australian international airports could be found at:

Issues paper

In the issues paper the Department has included a range of questions that we hope will foster discussion.

Period of consultation

The consultation period closed on 16 January 2015.


Your submission, including any personal information supplied, is being collected by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (the Department) for the purpose of undertaking the review of the Government's ‘New International Airport’ process.

Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other third parties, except in the circumstances outlined below.

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 to make a confidential submission, you should 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; or
  • where required by law.

The Department may also disclose confidential submissions within the Commonwealth of Australia, including with other Commonwealth agencies, unless you specifically ask us not to.

Please note that in order to protect the personal privacy of individuals in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 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 on-line 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.

Next steps

After closure of the consultation, the Department will organise whole-of government discussions on the feedback and recommendations, aiming to finalise the review process by March 2015. Based on the outcome of the consultation, the Department will make proposals for the review of the existing process and seek endorsement of the updated process and principles from the Government.


Last Updated: 28 January, 2016