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:

  • Australian Indigenous Aviation Foundation (AIAF)
  • Airport Co-ordination Australia (ACA)
  • Australian Strategic Air Traffic Management Group (ASTRA)
  • Aviation Security Advisory Forum (ASAF)
  • General Aviation Action Group – Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
  • The Australian Aviation Associations Forum (TAAAF)
  • Regional Industry Consultative Meeting (RCIM)
  • Various Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) working groups
  • Various CASA working groups
  • Aviation Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP)
  • Aviation Strategic Leadership Forum (ASLF)
  • CASA Sector Risk Profile Workshop (SRP)
  • Forum on Western Sydney Airport (FOWSA)
  • Engineering Training Action Group (ETAG)
  • Flying Training Action Group (FTAG)
  • OneSKY Program Airservices Australia
  • Aerospace Industry Reference Committee (IRC)
  • Aviation Industry Reference Committee (IRC)
  • Public Hearings/Senate Inquires


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

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