Draft notification27 Sep 2023

Prior to the possible lodgement of a formal price notification, Airservices submitted an initial draft of its proposal as part of the ACCC’s informal pre-lodgment process for assessing price notifications. This was provided to the ACCC on 27 September 2023. 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 increases proposed in the draft price notification are comprised of a nominal weighted average increase of 6.0% in April 2024, 5.3% in September 2024, 3.4% in July 2025, and 3.0% in January 2026, across its enroute navigation, terminal navigation, and aviation rescue and fire-fighting services.

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.

The ACCC sought additional supporting information from Airservices regarding its draft price notification on 18 October 2023. The ACCC has published Airservices' public responses below. The ACCC will continue to publish additional information on this page once it becomes available.