This page provides links to Aviation Programmes undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. Please follow the links below for details on these programmes.
Australians living in remote and isolated areas rely on a weekly air service for the carriage of passengers and goods, including medicines, fresh food and educational materials. Australia Post uses some of the same air operators to deliver mail under separate contracts.
The Australian Government through the Regional Aviation Access Programme (RAAP) provides funding for remote airstrip upgrades and subsidises essential weekly air services to remote communities.