Tender closes 13:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (1:00pm) on Wednesday 1 March 2023

This Invitation to Tender (ITT) invites tenders from suitable organisations for the provision of Large Fixed Wing Airtanker services to assist with control of bushfires and management of other emergencies across Australia

Successful tenderers will be experienced, highly motivated, highly capable providers who will enter into contracts to provide specialised aircraft services commencing in 2023-2024.


Tenders must be submitted using NAFC’s ARENA system, located at

The provision of all information relating to tenderer’s business, aircraft and capabilities, all tender declarations, and all responses to a set range of tender questions must be made by completing online the process contained within the ARENA system.

All information and instructions for how to submit a tender are contained within ARENA and within the Tender Documents.

Queries may be directed by email to the addresses contained within these documents.


This ITT comprises several documents:

a) Invitation to Tender for Large Airtanker Services 2023 Onwards, including

i. Appendix 1: Member Specific Requirements

ii. Appendix 2: LAT Supplementary Requirements

b) Files required to be downloaded from ARENA in the documents section of the tender, including:

i. ITT LAT 2023+ TOS.pdf (Table of Services)

ii. ITT LAT 2023+ Departures Table.docx

iii. ITT LAT 2023+ Price Variation Table.docx

iv. ITT LAT 2022+ Scenario.docx

c) The Specimen Contract, including Schedules (note that there is also a Specimen Contract applicable to Call When Needed processes, which is not applicable here).

d) All relevant NAFC Standards and Guidance Notes (available at information > standards).

Documents are available in ARENA.

Other tender documents and entry fields for tender responses are included in ARENA.