The RAAA provides wide representation for the regional aviation industry by direct lobbying of Ministers and senior officials, through parliamentary submissions, personal contact and by ongoing, active participation in a number of consultative forums.


The RAAA is formally represented by the CEO on a number of organisations and forums including:

  • Airport Coordination Australia (ACA)
  • Australian Strategic Air Traffic Management Group (ASTRA)
  • Aviation Security Advisory Forum (ASAF)
  • General Aviation Advisory Network (GAAN)
  • The Australian Aviation Associations Forum (TAAAF)
  • Regional Aviation Security Advisory Forum (RASAF)
  • Various Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) working groups
  • Various CASA working groups
  • CASA Sector Risk Profile Workshop (SRP)
  • OneSKY Program Airservices Australia
  • Aerospace Industry Reference Committee (IRC)
  • Aviation Industry Reference Committee (IRC)
  • Public Hearings/Senate Inquiries

The Chairman formally represents the RAAA on the Aviation Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) and the Forum on Western Sydney Airport (FOWSA).


The Association works routinely with the Office of the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications and a number of government agencies, including:

  • Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
  • Airservices Australia (ASA)
  • Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Australian Defence Force (ADF)
  • Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
  • Productivity Commission
  • State & Territory Government Departments & Agencies