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On 27 September 2023, Airservices Australia submitted an initial draft price notification to the ACCC proposing increases to its charges for enroute navigation, terminal navigation, and aviation rescue and fire-fighting services. This initial proposal covered the 2023–24 to 2026–27 financial years.

On 13 November 2023, Airservices provided a revised draft price notification. The revised proposal covers the 2023–24 to 2025–26 financial years. It proposes the same 4 price increases which collectively would increase the weighted average price by 19% in nominal terms. Airservices last increased its prices in 2015 by 0.4%, and reduced prices by 2% in 2019.

The draft price notification proposes an initial price increase in April 2024. The ACCC considers that this timing does not appear achievable based on the time required for the ACCC’s assessment of both the draft and formal price notifications, as well as the required consultation with the Minister.

Under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, the ACCC is required to assess Airservices' price notifications. In assessing a price notification, the ACCC may decide to not object to the notified increase; not object to an increase lower than that proposed; or object to the notified increase.

On 30 November 2023, the ACCC published an issues paper, seeking stakeholder views on Airservices' proposal. Submissions to the issues paper were due by 19 January 2024.


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Regulatory approach to assessing price notifications

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On 22 June 2015, the ACCC released its decision to not object to Airservices' price notification of 4 June 2015. The price notification proposed new charges for enroute, terminal navigation, and aviation rescue and fire-fighting services. 

See Airservices Australia 2015.

For further information on Aviation price notifications, see Airport and aviation price notification.