Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Aviation charging

We levy charges to flight operators who use our services in Australian airspace.

Our charges vary depending on the nature and number of our services being used, and on the location where our services are provided.

Our charges may include fees applied or collected on behalf of other Australian Government agencies, and may include aviation rescue fire fighting charges at selected aerodromes.

Our charges

TNC – Terminal navigation charges

Terminal navigation charges apply to aircraft using air traffic control services at a towered airport during operational hours, or where a service is requested outside standard operational hours.

ERC – Enroute charge

An enroute charge applies for flights, either partially or entirely completed under Instrument Flight Rule (IFR).

RFC – Rescue and fire fighting charge

A rescue and fire fighting charge applies to aircraft weighing 5.7 tonnes or more that use an aerodrome where regulated aviation rescue fire fighting services are available.

MSC – Meteorological service charge

A meterological service charge applies for flights completed under IFR, and is levied on behalf of the Bureau of Meteorology .

Tr – Training Movements

A training movement is a tally of circuits and practice instrument approaches (PIA) conducted at a tower location. A Terminal Navigation Charge (TNC) or Rescue and fire fighting Charge (RFC) may apply. Refer to the Standard Terms of Contract for more information.

How we calculate our charges

Our charges are regulated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and are based on a model of cost-recovery plus a return on our assets.

Detailed calculations of our different charges are available in our Standard Terms of Contract.

For details on how meterological service charges are calculated please visit the Bureau of Meteorology website.

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Standard Contract Terms

View our Standard Terms of Contract for facilities and services provided by Airservices Australia.

Fees and charges calculators

Arrival Quoting Tool – For flights arriving at an Australian port.

Departure Quoting Tool – For flights arriving at a foreign port.

Overflight Quoting Tool – For flights in Australian airspace that do not depart from or land at an Australian port

General Aviation Option

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