Membership / Join the AAA


The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has been connecting Australian airports for over 30 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 over 160 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.

Download the Member Services Handbook 

Download the AAA Year In Review


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).

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Airport 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 over 600 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.


Corporate Member Benefits


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. 

Weekly eNewsletter – Raise the profile of your business through the AAA eNewsletter. The Airport Alert is distributed weekly to over 2000 people in the airport sector and it is free for corporate members to include information and updates in the newsletters. News items could include new staff announcements, project awards and job advertisements. The Airport Alert also keeps you up to date with projects and tenders in the industry. 

Annual Forums and Conferences – Get involved with the AAA’s annual forums and conferences by nominating to present in the program, securing a tailored sponsorship package or attending the events for excellent networking value. 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. 


Membership Fees


Membership of the Australian Airports Association (AAA) is in two categories – Airport Membership and Corporate Membership. The membership year runs from 1 July – 30 June of each year but we welcome new members throughout the year.



Airport Membership Fees




Passenger Movements Fee (excl. GST)
Over 20 mil 105,000
15-20 mil 91,350
12.5-15 mil 80,850
10-12.5 mil 70,350
7.5-10 mil 59,325
5 -7.5 mil 37,800
3-5 mil 27,300
1.5-3 mil 18,900
1-1.5 mil 13,440
750,000-999,999 10,763
500,000-749,999 8,610
250,000-499,999 6,458
100,000-249,999 5,381
50,000-99,999 3,770
20,000-49,999 2,688
5,000-19,999 2,153
Under 5,000 1,187



Flights Fee (excl. GST)
Over 100,000 5,381
50,000-99,999 3,770
10,000-49,999 2,153
0-9,999 1,617
Metro 5,381



Population Fee (excl. GST)
>20,000 1,076
15,000-19,999 756
<15,000 546


Corporate Membership Fees


Category Number of Employees Fee (excl. GST)
Consultant Member Limited to individual operators /consultants 1,000
Corporate Member All other organisations 2,500

Note: AAA membership fees are tax deductible.


AAA corporate members are able to access the many and varied services of the AAA including:

1. The opportunity for your staff to participate in any of the thirteen division meetings around Australia, free of additional charge. Division meetings provide direct access to airport members and an opportunity to profile your business whether in the ‘corporate member’ section or volunteering to speak on the agenda of the meeting on a topic of interest to industry. 

2. Access to all AAA communications including receiving the Airport Alert (to keep you up to date with issues in the airport sector), access to The Airport Professional, the AAA webinar program and jobs portal. 

3. The opportunity to participate in AAA led industry groups committees, working groups and networking groups – to engage with airport participants and help guide industry policy priorities and framework. 

4. Discounted event attendance at the AAA National Conference, OPS SWAP and Airfield Pavements and Lighting Forums. 

5. The ability to promote your membership of the AAA to the wider industry.



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