Air traffic controllers manage the safe and orderly flow of aircraft into, out of, and between airports throughout Australia and with overseas regions adjoining Australian airspace. This is a rewarding role that requires a high level of commitment and responsibility.
Air traffic controllers are based around the country and work in one of our two major centres in Melbourne or Brisbane, two terminal control units or 28 control towers at international and regional airports across Australia.
There are three broad categories of air traffic controllers.
In addition to the daily management of routine air traffic, controllers also provide information and assistance to pilots if they experience an in-flight emergency. Learn more about how air traffic control works.