Australia’s National Air Navigation Plan 2024-27

We’re seeking feedback on proposed updates to Australia’s National Air Navigation Plan, which maps out how we are evolving Australia’s air navigation system consistent with our own, global and regional planning priorities.

Why we want your input

Your feedback will help ensure our updated National Air Navigation Plan accurately reflects the current state and future needs of Australia’s air navigation system.

How you can voice your opinion

You can provide input by Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 11:59 pm (AEST). Submissions can be emailed to or uploaded using the ‘Have your say now’ button below.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your submission will be considered by the Australian Government before Australia’s National Air Navigation Plan 2024-27 is finalised.

The Issue

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requires Australia to have a high level strategic document outlining the steps we’re taking to evolve our air navigation system consistent with our own, global and regional planning and priorities, as well as outlining its regulatory structure, governance and key stakeholders. This information is contained in our National Air Navigation Plan (NANP).

The air navigation system covers:

  • Communications, navigation, and surveillance systems
  • Air traffic management
  • Meteorological services for air navigation
  • Aeronautical information services and aeronautical information management
  • Aerodromes and ground aids
  • Search and rescue services.

The NANP outlines operational improvements to increase the capacity, efficiency, predictability and flexibility of our air navigation system to meet growing community needs while ensuring interoperability with global and regional systems and measures to protect the environment. It maps out how we’re evolving our air navigation system consistent with our international commitments, including ICAO’s recent guidance and expectations of Member States endorsed in the updated Global Air Navigation Plan and the Asia Pacific Seamless (Regional) Air Navigation Service Plan.

Evolving our air navigation system will allow us to share in the safety, economic, efficiency, productivity and sustainability benefits enabled by new technologies and international best practice. 

We seek your feedback to ensure the NANP:

  • is consistent with the global and regional planning of ICAO and the expectations of the Australian aviation community, and 
  • accurately captures and describes Australia’s approach to evolving its air navigation system.

The NANP is closely related to our State Safety Programme (SSP) and National Aviation Safety Plan (NASP). These together ensure aviation safety and that innovation in the air navigation system is undertaken in a managed way. We’re currently also updating both the SSP and NASP to ensure they reflect the current and future needs of aviation safety in Australia.

Relevant documentation


20 May 2024 12:00 AEST
19 Jun 2024 23:59 AEST

We invite you to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

This consultation is closed.

Privacy Collection Notice

Australia’s National Air Navigation Plan 2024–27

Your submission, including any personal information supplied, is being collected by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (“the Department”) in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.


The Department may use your submission to inform updates to the National Air Navigation Plan 2024-27 to support the evolution of Australia’s air navigation system. 


The Department may publish your submission as explained below. Otherwise your submission will not be disclosed unless authorised or required by law.

Contacting You

The Department may use your contact information to make further contact with you about your submission and the consultation process. 


Unless marked confidential (see below) submissions (including the author’s name) may be published in part or full on the Department’s website or in any public response by the Department. When publishing, the Department will redact any personal contact details of the author.


Confidential submissions will not be published 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; 
  • where necessary in the public interest; or 
  • where authorised or required by law. 

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 you make a confidential submission, you must indicate this by ensuring your submission is clearly marked confidential. Even if a submission is not marked confidential, the Department may choose not to publish it, or any part of it, in the Department’s discretion (for example where it includes personal information or opinions about a third party).


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