Regional Aviation Policy Statement

The Australian Government is developing a comprehensive Regional Aviation Policy statement in partnership with airlines, regional airports, local councils, state and territory governments and local communities.

The statement forms part of the Government’s commitment to securing economic growth across remote and regional Australia through a strong aviation sector, and will canvass strategies to ensure regional aviation remains competitive and viable into the future.

The Government expects to release an Issues Paper to gather the views of stakeholders in the coming weeks.  To register your interest and ensure you are provided a copy of the Issues Paper when it is released, please email

Further information is available in a media release issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, and the Chair of Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee, Senator Susan McDonald.