Membership / Join the AAA

The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has been connecting Australian airports for nearly 40 years. 

The AAA facilitates co-operation among airport members and their many and varied partners in Australian aviation, whilst contributing to an air transport system that is safe, secure, environmentally responsible and efficient for the benefit of all Australians and visitors. 

The AAA is the leading advocate for appropriate national policy relating to airport activities, to ensure regular transport passengers, freight, and the community enjoy the full benefits of a progressive and sustainable airport industry. With the support of airports and the industry’s leading organisations the AAA will continue working to secure the future of our airports. 

The AAA is the national voice that represents the interests of over 360 airports and aerodromes Australia wide – from the local country community landing strip to major international gateway airports. Our Airport members represent vital infrastructure crucial to the communities in which they operate and for the overall national economy. 

The AAA also has more than 120 corporate members representing aviation stakeholders and organisations that provide goods and services to the airport sector. The AAA partners with corporate members to provide opportunities for all members to build networks and lasting business relationships. 


Why join the AAA?

As a member of the AAA you will be contributing to the future of our industry as well as benefiting from resources, news, professional development, events and networking opportunities.

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AAA Member Logo

All AAA members (airport and corporate) have access to a member logo to promote their membership of the AAA. The member logo can be used in electronic mediums (such as online and in email signatures) and print materials (subject to the AAA’s approval). Contact the AAA for more information. 

Member Benefits

Policy and Advocacy – The AAA works with members to equip them with networks, knowledge and resources to secure the future of our airports. The AAA also provides representation on a number of Government committees and working groups to advocate on behalf of the industry. Policy and advocacy programs are led by AAA Working Groups with all members are invited to contribute to the work of the Association. 

Online Members Centre and eNewsletter – The Online Members Centre provides exclusive access to a library of industry publications and resources including division updates, working group material, policy papers and templates. The weekly eNewsletter keeps members up to date with information about AAA activities, latest submissions and technical updates, industry and member news as well as employment opportunities and events. 

Events and Training – AAA events provide valuable training and networking opportunities. The AAA National Conference is the largest aviation conference and trade exhibition in Australia with more than 800 attendees meeting each year to hear from a wide range of industry leaders. 

Department of Defence – The AAA has an exclusive contract with the Department of Defence to process payments for Defence landings at member’s airports. The AAA is able to identify, validate and process payments for the landings and remit funds directly to eligible airports. 

Working Groups – Engage with members of the AAA through the Working Groups by sharing your industry expertise and raising your industry profile. The AAA has working groups in security, planning, emergency and technical areas.

State Based Divisional Meetings – Engage at local level at state based divisional meetings each year. Corporate members have the opportunity to attend any meeting around Australia to meet and network with airport professionals that take part in these events. Corporate members can also nominate to speak on items of interest during the meetings or sponsor the evening functions to further raise your profile. 

Annual Forums and Conferences –  Network, learn and present at the AAA’s annual forums and conferences.. AAA events held throughout the year include the Airport Operations ‘OPS SWAP’ Forum, Airfield Pavements and Lighting Forum, Emergency Forum and Commercial Forum as well as the AAA National Conference.  

For further information please contact our membership team by emailing or by phone on (02) 6230 1110.