Regional Aviation Policy Statement

Regional Aviation Policy Statement—Deferral of Consultation Process

COVID-19 is having significant impacts on all aspects of the Australian economy, including the regional aviation industry.

Accordingly, consultation on the Regional Aviation Policy Statement is deferred at this time.

We will provide an update on this website and notify industry and community stakeholders when the consultation process for the development of the Regional Aviation Policy Statement recommences.

The Australian Government is developing a comprehensive Regional Aviation Policy Statement in consultation with other Government, industry and community stakeholders.

The Statement forms part of the Government’s commitment to securing economic growth across regional Australia. It will canvass the roles of the different tiers of Government and industry in regional aviation, including the provision of aviation services and airport infrastructure, as well as opportunities for better coordination and efficiencies in aviation-related programs operating in regional Australia.

The Government has now released an Issues Paper to facilitate consultation on the development of the Statement PDF: 740 KB ReadSpeaker

Responding to the Issues Paper

The preferred method for receiving submissions is electronically via email. Submissions may also be made in hard copy at the address provided below.


If you have any questions about responding to the Issues Paper, please contact the Department:


Phone: 02 6274 7064

Attention: Domestic and Regional Policy
GPO Box 594

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Please provide your contact details so the department can follow up on any issues raised.