Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Review – National Airports Safeguarding Framework implementation

On 21 August 2019, the National Airports Safeguarding Advisory Group (NASAG) agreed to undertake a review of implementation of the National Airports Safeguarding Framework (NASF).

The Review is intended to consider implementation of the NASF across jurisdictions; and seeks submissions from all levels of government, industry and community stakeholders.

Finalisation of the NASF Implementation Review and Forward Work Program are currently on hold due to temporary reallocation of resources arising from the current COVID-19 crisis.

Terms of Reference for the Review PDF: 20 KB

The period for submissions has now closed.


In 2010 NASAG was formed and tasked with preparing a National Airports Safeguarding Framework. The NASF was agreed by Governments in 2012. It is a national land use planning framework that aims to improve community amenity and airport safety outcomes by ensuring aviation related issues are recognised as part of land use planning processes.

The NASF has implications for those people working in town planning, residential or commercial development, building construction or related industries, and the aviation industry. It consists of a set of overarching principles with nine guidelines.

If you would like information about how NASF is being implemented in your state/territory, please see the list of contacts here.

If you would like further information about NASF or the Implementation Review, please contact Ms Megan Thomas on (02) 6274 6125 or at