Approval as a Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (ARFFS) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to provide firefighting services and rescue operations at an aerodrome.

An aerodrome is an area of land or water, including any buildings, installations and equipment, which is used wholly or partly for the arrival, departure or movement of aircraft.

It is a requirement that any rescue operation or firefighting on aerodrome property is undertaken by authorised individuals.

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 approval you must:

  • Submit an application form providing your name and address or if you are applying as a corporations, submit an application form providing the registered address, Australian Company Name and details of all personnel;
  • Specify the location of the operation;
  • Specify the category of service to be provided;
  • Provide details of your Standard Operating Procedures;
  • Provide a copy of your Organisational Chart; and
  • Provide copies of your Operations Manual.

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


Ongoing unless cancelled.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Airspace and Aerodrome Regulation

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Airspace and Aerodrome Regulation




02 62171449


02 62171899


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