Contact Details and Other Information

Contact Details

For further information about the Commission, please contact:

International Air Services Commission
GPO Box 630

Phone: 61 2 6267 1100
Or Email :


Research Papers

During 1996 and 1997, the IASC researched a number of issues relating to the allocation of capacity to Australian carriers. These matters included:

  • a comparative assessment of the IASC's requirements for start-up airlines;
  • cooperative agreements between airlines; and
  • defining indicators to determine whether or not a carrier has effectively serviced a route.

Download a copy of the Research Papers

MOU with the Department of Transport

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the IASC and the Department

An MOU was signed between the Chair of the Commission and the Secretary of the Department of Transport. The MOU sets down the working arrangements between the Commission and the Department.

The Chairperson and the Members of the Commission are appointed by the Governor-General under section 40 of the IASC Act. The staff of the Commission are Departmental officers operating in a Secretariat which consists of positions which are within the establishment of the Department. The Secretariat is headed by the Executive Director to the Commission.

Protocol on the appointment of staff

A protocol on the appointment of staff to the International Air Services Commission has been agreed by the Department and the Commission.


Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the IASC and the ACCC

A new MOU was signed with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on 9 December 1997. It replaces the MOU of 7 August 1996.

The new MOU clarifies the roles of the IASC and the ACCC when assessing competition issues associated with applications to the IASC for Australian air route capacity, particularly when examining commercial agreements between airlines.

The intention of the MOU is to coordinate the competition objectives of the two bodies and to avoid overlap and duplication.

The MOU reflects the Policy Statement issued by the Minister for Transport and Regional Development in April 1997 which sets out matters relevant to the IASC's performance of its functions.

The ACCC is an independent body which promotes competition and fair trading and provides for consumer protection

Email Notification

The Commission provides an email notification service for interested parties which includes copies of applications, determinations and decisions in Acrobat format. If you require an email notification, please send an email to indicating your interest, organisation and contact details.

The Commission maintains a Register of Public Documents for all applications. Copies of virtually all documents placed on the Register are available by email from the Commission.

Register of Available Capacity

The Government, through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts, continues to have the responsibility for administering and negotiating Australia's air services arrangements. In this role, the Department is responsible for maintaining a Register of Available Capacity for use by the Commission and applicants. This register details the capacity available under each air services arrangement, and is updated to reflect changes in capacity entitlements arising from new negotiations and determinations by the Commission. The Department is also responsible for making operational decisions that authorise carriers to fly on each route based on the Commission's determinations.