The department will work with Commonwealth agencies, state and territory governments and industry to develop a whole-of-government AAM strategy. This whole-of-government approach, supported by robust, ongoing consultation with industry, reflects the need for all levels of government to cooperate to enable AAM’s integration into Australia’s urban and regional transport systems.
The AAM strategy will help prepare for and realise the transformative benefits of AAM over time. The department will also support industry engagement with communities to build social understanding and license for AAM operations.
In December 2021, the Australian and Victorian Governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a safe and sustainable Advanced Air Mobility industry. The MoU is between the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Airservices Australia and Invest Victoria, and will help foster the long-term growth of an AAM industry in Australia.
The Australian Government is open to agreeing MoUs with other state and territory governments where it would support emerging aviation technologies.