sacf community iconThe Sydney Airport Community Forum (SACF) was established in July 1996 to address the noise impacts from Sydney Airport in consultation with affected residents.

sacf aircraft iconSACF is the main forum for community consultation on the Sydney Airport Long Term Operating Plan.

sacf forum iconThe Forum includes representatives from the Community, Local Councils, Industry, and State and Federal Parliaments.

Sydney Airport Community Forum Terms of Reference


The role of Sydney Airport Community Forum (SACF) is to act as a forum for

  • providing advice to The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Sydney Airport Corporation and aviation authorities on the abatement of aircraft noise and related environmental issues at Sydney Airport—in particular it is the main body for consultation on the Long Term Operating Plan for the Airport.
  • providing advice to aviation authorities to facilitate improved consultation and information flows to the community about the Airport's operations.

Operating arrangements

The body will meet no less than quarterly.

Sub-Committees may be established as required to report to the main body.

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport will nominate the Chair.

The Minister, in consultation with the Chair, will determine membership of the Forum. The Forum will have a broad representation of all areas affected by airport operations.

Secretariat support services will be provided by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.

Request for Expressions of Interest - SACF Members from the East

The Chair of the Sydney Airport Community Forum (SACF), Ms Sally Sitou MP, is seeking expressions of interest from community members in Sydney’s eastern suburbs to join SACF for an initial 1‑year period.

The SACF Chair is seeking nominations from community members who are able to engage with and represent a broad cross‑section of residents in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Nominees should be active within their communities, and may already represent their community in other organisations, such as ratepayer organisations, neighbourhood resident groups, or clubs.

The attached document provides information about the role, how to apply and the selection process. Interested candidates should submit a short EOI of no more than 750 words with the information requested in the ‘What to include in your Expression of Interest’ section of the attached document, by email to the SACF Secretariat at:

The deadline for lodging nominations has been extended until 5:00pm AEDT on 7 November 2023.

If you have questions about the EOI process, please contact the SACF Secretariat via email.

Link: SACF Community Representative East EOI PDF: 183 KB

Sydney Airport Community Forum Secretariat

Secretariat support for the Forum is provided by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.

The SACF Secretariat can be contacted by email at