Aviation Green Paper

We're seeking your feedback on the Aviation Green Paper. Have your say on aviation matters, including:

  • airlines, airports and passengers – competition, consumer protections and disability access settings
  • regional and remote aviation services
  • maximising aviation’s contribution to net zero
  • airport development planning process and consultation mechanisms
  • general aviation
  • fit-for-purpose agencies and regulations
  • emerging aviation technologies
  • future industry workforce
  • international aviation

The Australian Government invites comments on the Green Paper, to support development of the White Paper. Comment is sought in particular in response to the questions posed throughout the Green Paper, and summarised in Appendix A – Summary of Questions.

Why we want your input

The Aviation Green Paper provides the principles, initiatives and policy settings the government is considering to shape Australia’s aviation future.

How you can voice your opinion

You can have your say by reading the Aviation Green Paper and providing a submission with your views.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your submission will inform the Aviation White Paper, which is scheduled for release in mid-2024.

The Issue

The government has committed to delivering a new Aviation White Paper to guide continued recovery of the Australian aviation industry from the COVID-19 pandemic and maximise opportunities for growth, innovation and sustainability. The White Paper will examine the government policy and economic reforms necessary to promote the efficiency, safety, sustainability, productivity and competitiveness of the aviation sector through to 2050.

On 7 February 2023, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Catherine King MP, released the Terms of Reference for the Aviation White Paper. A period of consultation following the Terms of Reference release included a submissions process and series of roundtable sessions. Feedback from this consultation period informed the development of the Aviation Green Paper.

The Aviation Green Paper outlines the key challenges and opportunities for the aviation sector.

Relevant documentation


Submissions on the Aviation Green Paper closed on 30 November 2023. Submissions made on the Aviation Green Paper are published in full below (unless it was indicated at the time of submission that a submission was to remain in-confidence).

The public consultation has been an important opportunity for the Australian community and industry to have their say. The input is important to support government in making decisions on the policies to be included in the Aviation White Paper, which is expected to be released in mid 2024.

Submissions will be released on the department’s website in tranches as they are processed. All submissions must be reviewed to ensure that the privacy of submitters is respected.

The Department is not responsible for the content of these submissions, which remains the responsibility of the original authors and do not represent the views of the Department. To the extent permitted by law, the Commonwealth disclaims liability to any person or organisation in respect of anything else done, or omitted to be done, in reliance upon information contained in any of the submissions.


07 Sep 2023 07:00 AEST
30 Nov 2023 23:59 AEDT
This consultation is closed.


360 Aviation Group
ACT Government
Action Network Brisbane
Action Network Gold Coast
Action Network Mildura
Action Network Tullamarine
Adelaide Airport
Aeria Management Group
Aerial Application Association of Australia (AAAA)