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Airspace change process
We make changes to Australian airspace architecture through the airspace change process. We can also declare protective airspace after receipt of an airspace change proposal.
Changes may also be considered following an airspace review. For any change or protective airspace declaration to occur, an airspace change proposal needs to be submitted to the Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR).
How to submit an airspace change proposal
How we assess airspace change proposals
We assess airspace change proposals in line with policies and processes detailed in our Airspace Risk and Safety Management Manual (ARASMM). Approved airspace change proposals are legislated under Airspace Regulations 2007.
The manual outlines the risk based approach in assessing proposals, and has information about consultation and environmental considerations to ensure that airspace is administered in accordance with the Airspace Regulations 2007 and AAPS.
Proposals under assessment
View the list of Airspace change proposals under assessment (pdf 51.26 KB).
Contact the OAR to obtain more information on airspace change proposals, and urgent emergency protective airspace requests.