Non-Scheduled Flight Permission - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this permission if you are the operator of a foreign registered aircraft that intends to undertake a non-scheduled (charter) flight into or over Australian airspace and territory.

A non-scheduled flight is a flight that is not made under the authority of an International Airline Licence and includes, but is not limited to, operations such as:

  • Private flights
  • Overflights


  • Passenger and cargo services.

If you intend to conduct more than eight non-scheduled flights in a twelve month period you will need to apply for a Foreign Aircraft Air Operator's Certificate.

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 permission you must submit:

  • Details of the flight times and date;
  • The proposed route;
  • Aircraft type;
  • The proposed charterer and operator of the flights;

A current English language copy of the Air Operator?s Certificate and Operations Specifications or the equivalent documents issued by the Regulatory Authority of the State of the Operator;

  • Copies of the Certificate of Airworthiness and the Certificate of Registration for the aircraft;
  • A copy of the aircraft noise certificate issued by the State of Registry or manufacture for the aircraft;
  • A certified copy of the company?s current Certificate of Incorporation or Registration, or the equivalent document issued by the Registrar of Companies in the country of your principle place of business.
  • Recent medical and licence details of all flight crew; and
  • A copy of the Certificate of Insurance for Carriers Liability Insurance.

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



Remains in force until expiration of the approved charter program, or it is cancelled or suspended.



High capacity aircraft $570; Low capacity aircraft $480. Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more 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

Operations Officer (International)
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

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


07 31447400


07 31447599

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