Bankstown Airport Southeast Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Corridor

Statement of Need


The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), in conjunction with Airservices Australia (Airservices), is proposing to reclassify a portion of airspace southeast of Bankstown Airport. This reclassification will allow more aircraft flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to utilise the airspace southeast of Bankstown airport.

Visual Flight Rules (VFR) is a method of flying commonly used by helicopters and light aircraft where the pilot uses visual reference to the ground or water to navigate their flight.

This would enhance safety, reduce congestion, and provide more equitable access to airspace around Bankstown Airport.

For the latest information on the proposed changes and how to provide your feedback, please refer to the News Feed section below, and the draft Community Engagement Plan.

To stay updated on this project, please enter your email address in the ‘Stay Informed’ tool on the right-hand side of the project page and click ‘Subscribe’ (if you're accessing this page on a mobile device, you may need to scroll down to find this tool).

Statement of Need


The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), in conjunction with Airservices Australia (Airservices), is proposing to reclassify a portion of airspace southeast of Bankstown Airport. This reclassification will allow more aircraft flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to utilise the airspace southeast of Bankstown airport.

Visual Flight Rules (VFR) is a method of flying commonly used by helicopters and light aircraft where the pilot uses visual reference to the ground or water to navigate their flight.

This would enhance safety, reduce congestion, and provide more equitable access to airspace around Bankstown Airport.

For the latest information on the proposed changes and how to provide your feedback, please refer to the News Feed section below, and the draft Community Engagement Plan.

To stay updated on this project, please enter your email address in the ‘Stay Informed’ tool on the right-hand side of the project page and click ‘Subscribe’ (if you're accessing this page on a mobile device, you may need to scroll down to find this tool).

  • Project commencement and next steps

    What is happening now?

    Airservices Australia is currently in the early planning and information sharing phase. This involves seeking your feedback on the best way for us to engage with the community about the proposed changes to the airspace southeast of Bankstown Airport. For more information on the proposed changes and our engagement approach, please refer to the draft Community Engagement Plan. We invite you to provide your feedback on the plan by Monday 29 July 2024 using the survey form below, or via email or post:

    What are the next steps?

    Airservices will undertake detailed community engagement in late 2024. At this time, there will be more information about the proposed changes, factsheets, FAQs, an interactive map, and in-person community engagement sessions where a technical specialist will be available to answer any questions.  

    Feedback on the draft Community Engagement Plan now, will allow us to better engage with the community as the project develops.

    However, feedback from the community on our engagement approach, engagement schedule and the proposed changes is always welcomed by the team at Airservices. You can contact us via email or post as per email and postal address above.

Page last updated: 18 Jul 2024, 04:55 PM