To provide safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services that are valued by the aviation industry and community.
To be the industry partner for keeping skies safe and delivering distinctive value.
Airservices was established by the Air Services Act 1995 (Cth) (the Act), and is a government-owned organisation. We are designated as a corporate Commonwealth entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (Cth) (PGPA Act). Our primary role, as defined under the Act, is to:
- provide facilities and services for the safety, regularity and efficiency of air navigation within Australian-administered airspace. This includes providing air traffic services, aviation rescue firefighting services, aeronautical information, radio navigation and telecommunications services.
- promote and foster civil aviation in Australia and overseas.
In undertaking our functions we regard the safety of air navigation as our most important consideration, and protect the environment as far as practicable from the effects of aircraft operations.
We are funded through customer charges and capital raised from debt markets. Our prices are set by the Airservices Board after extensive consultation with industry and are subject to oversight by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Airservices does not receive any government funding.
We operate in accordance with the Act, the Australian Airspace Policy Statement 2018, the PGPA Act and the Minister’s Statement of Expectations (page 104).
A range of other legislation informs our operations. More information is available at