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Release of Draft 2021 Aviation State Safety Programme (SSP) and 2021 National Aviation Safety Plan (NASP)

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications in consultation with other Australian Government aviation agencies, has reviewed and updated Australia’s existing State Safety Programme (SSP), which was published in May 2016, having regard to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 2020-22 Global Aviation Safety Plan and ICAO Annex 19 - Safety Management.

The updated SSP will continue to provide high level policy directions and outline Australia’s strategic intent in relation to continuing to achieve a high level of safety in our national aviation system, while the inaugural NASP is more operationally focussed and identifies specific critical areas of safety focus and initiatives to be pursued by aviation agencies in cooperation with industry over the next triennium.

Both proposed draft documents are closely linked and consistent with the ICAO global aviation safety framework. Both documents are also proposed for regular review. The NASP will be reviewed and updated annually and the SSP will be reviewed on a triennial basis to reflect their respective operational and higher level strategic focus.

The Department is now seeking public and industry stakeholder comments on the draft SSP and NASP. Comments will be accepted until 5:30pm AEST Friday 14 May 2021.

  • State Safety Programme 2021 Consultation Draft PDF: 1152 KB ReadSpeaker
  • National Aviation Safety Plan 2021 Consultation Draft PDF: 1978 KB ReadSpeaker

Comments may be sent by email to SSP2021@infrastructure.gov.au or by post to:

SSP 2021 Consultation
Attention: Mr Jim Wolfe
Assistant Secretary (International Aviation)
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
GPO Box 594

Following consideration of comments received, a final updated SSP and inaugural NASP will be prepared, with a view to the next SSP and inaugural NASP taking effect from 1 July 2021. The new documents will then be made available on this webpage.

2021 Aviation State Safety Programme (SSP) and 2021 National Aviation Safety Plan (NASP) Privacy Notice

Your submission, including any personal information supplied, is being collected by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act), for the purpose of Consultation on the 2021 Aviation State Safety Programme (SSP) and 2021 National Aviation Safety Plan (NASP).

The department will use this information as part of the public consultation process for the 2021 Aviation State Safety Plan (SSP) and 2021 National Aviation Safety Plan (NASP).

Your personal information will be stored securely by the department. It may be used by the department to make further contact with you about the consultation process. Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other 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 or in the Government’s response, unless the submission is confidential. Confidential submissions (including author name) will not be published. Private addresses and contact details will not be published or disclosed to any third parties unless required by law.

Submissions will only be treated as confidential if they are expressly stated to be confidential. Automatically generated confidentiality statements or disclaimers appended to an email do not suffice for this purpose. If you wish you make a confidential submission, you should indicate this by ensuring your submission is marked confidential.

Confidential submissions will be kept securely and will only be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • in response to a request by a Commonwealth Minister;
  • where required by a House or a Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia; or
  • where required by law.

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.

The department’s Privacy Policy contains information regarding complaint handling processes and how to access and/or seek correction of personal information held by the department. The Privacy Officer can be contact at privacy@infrastructure.gov.au.


Last Updated: 8 April, 2021