Australian Airports Association

Suite 3
5 Asquith Street
VIC. 3101

(03) 9859-9487

Australian Airports Association Services

Below are services offered by Australian Airports Association:

Australian Airports Association

The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this website. The AAA does not accept any legal responsibility whatsoever for consequences that may arise from errors, omissions or any opinions given. This website is not a substitute for specific professional advice on aviation-related, commercial or any other matters.


The Australian Airports Association (AAA) was founded in 1982 in recognition of the real need for the one coherent, cohesive, consistent and vital voice for all aerodromes and airports throughout Australia. It is a non-profit organisation that, as at 01 January 2002, represented the interests of over 255 member aerodromes and airports Australia wide, from the local country council-owned and operated community service landing strip, to the major privatised international gateway airports.


The Charter of the Australian Airports Association is to facilitate co-operation among all member airports and their many and varied partners in Australian aviation, whilst maintaining an air transport system that is safe, secure, environmentally responsible and efficient for the benefit of all Australians.

AAA Structure

The Association is one of the most 'democratic' organisations of its type anywhere in the world. Any designated representative from any aerodrome/airport member can nominate and offer themselves for election to the position of National Chairman. The Association has an annually-elected Chairman and Board at the National level. Each State and mainland Territory has its own Division, with annual elections for Divisional Chairman, Board Member and alternate Board Member. On most occasions the Divisional Chairman is also the Board Member representing their particular Division.

Divisional Chairmen, with appropriate assistance from their Division Executive and the Secretariat, are responsible for activities within their own State/Territory and are expected to convene at least two State/Territory Divisional meetings for all categories of their members every year.

All Divisional office bearers and elected representatives are volunteers from within the membership and elections for Divisional office bearers usually take place prior to the Association's Annual General Meeting which is convened each year during October or November.

There are also special technical and commercial working groups brought together from time to time to address issues and projects of a specific nature relative to the Association's Charter.

A permanent Secretariat, headed by a full-time Chief Executive Officer, is located in Melbourne. The Chief Executive is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Association, to facilitate Board and working Groups' meetings and to provide assistance and ready access for the benefit of all members in all categories of membership.

This service is available in Australia

Australian Airports Association Regions

Below are the regions in which Australian Airports Association are located or operate: