Aviation White Paper

The Aviation White Paper (the White Paper) will set the long-term policies to guide the next generation of growth and innovation in the aviation sector.

It will clearly articulate the Commonwealth Government’s policies on desired aviation outcomes in relation to safety, competitiveness, sustainability and efficiency to ensure the sector is appropriately positioned to deliver aviation services for the Australian public out to 2050.

The White Paper will examine issues across the aviation sector. This includes four specific areas identified by the Government when announcing the White Paper:

  • how to maximise the aviation sector's contribution to achieving net zero carbon emissions, including through sustainable aviation fuel and emerging technologies
  • the economic reforms needed to improve productivity across the sector, including addressing skills shortages, competition between airports and airlines, and charting a course out of the pandemic
  • how to support and regenerate Australia's general aviation sector
  • better mechanisms for consultation on and management of issues like aircraft noise, airport development planning and changing security requirements. 

In the 2022-23 Budget, the Government committed $7 million of funding to deliver the White Paper.

Want to be involved?

There will be opportunities to provide submissions as part of the development of the White Paper. Further details will be provided shortly.




Aviation White Paper Branch
Domestic Aviation & Reform Division
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 594