Aviation Identification (AVID) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this identification card if you are a pilot requiring access to a secure area of a security controlled airport. This identification shows that you have a current security check and have undergone a background check.

Please note that to work in a secure area at a security controlled airport you must obtain an ASIC (Aviation Security Identification Card), if you have already obtained an ASIC then you do not need to undergo background testing.

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

When applying for an AVID you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Hold a valid Australian flight crew licence or a certificate of validation;
  • Supply certified copies of identification documents; and
  • Pay the required fee.

The person who certifies your identification documents must either:

  • Be a person who is entitled to witness a Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration; or
  • Be a CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) delegate or employee; or
  • Be a CASA appointed Designated Aviation Medical Examiner or Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist; and
  • Must complete the Declaration on the appropriate section of the form and certify the back of one photo as being a true likeness of the applicant.

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


5 years.



Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

Act(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, CASA Licensing and Registration Centre (CLARC)
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

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




02 62171449



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