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Corporate entry Department of Aviation (1982 - 1987)

Commonwealth of Australia

7 May 1982
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
24 July 1987
Air Transport and Aviation or Aeronautical Industries
Reference No
CA 3253
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory


The Department of Aviation was created in May 1982 to take control of civil and air navigation functions, previously undertaken by the Department of Transport. The 1987 re-structuring of departments ended the Department of Aviation's lifetime, all functions being transferred to the Department of Transport and Communications.


 1938 - 1973 Department of Civil Aviation
 1951 - 1972 Department of Shipping and Transport
       1972 - 1982 Department of Transport [III]
             1982 - 1987 Department of Aviation
                   1987 - 1993 Department of Transport and Communications
                         1993 - 1996 Department of Transport [V]
                               1996 - 1998 Department of Transport and Regional Development
                                     1998 - Department of Transport and Regional Services

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