Aircraft Weight Control Authority - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this authorisation if you intend to conduct aircraft weight and balance checks and determine the centre of gravity of each aircraft for the purpose of determining requirements to control the centre of gravity during operation.

This authority will also allow you to approve loading systems. However, the scope of your authority is limited to the testing which is set out in your application.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this authority you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old (unless otherwise approved);
  • Be able to speak, read and write English;
  • Not suffer from a disability that is likely to affect your technical skill or judgement;
  • Have witnessed two or more aircraft weighing;
  • Have the appropriate experience and training for aircraft weight control work; and
  • Pass the prescribed written, oral and/or practical tests.

In your application you must outline each specific aircraft, class of aircraft or rotorcraft you intend to test.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Up to two years.



$130 per hour of processing. Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Maintenance Personnel Licensing
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




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