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.

We want to hear your views on the Aviation Green Paper.

It's easy to have your say - simply read through the Aviation Green Paper and make a submission by clicking the ‘Have Your say’ button below, or alternatively, you can email your completed submission to aviationgreenpaper@infrastructure.gov.au or send to:

Director, Aviation White Paper Project Office
Aviation White Paper
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 594

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

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Aviation Green Paper

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is collecting information for the purposes of public consultation on the Aviation Green Paper, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

The department will use this information to inform consideration of issues associated with the public consultation on the Aviation Green Paper and will store this information securely. It may be used by the department to make further contact with you about the Green Paper.

The department will not disclose information to third parties, except in the circumstances outlined below.

Submissions, in part or full, including the name of the author may be published on the department's website unless the submission is confidential.

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The department may also disclose confidential submissions within the Commonwealth of Australia, including with other Commonwealth agencies, where necessary in the public interest.

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

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