You will be required to hold this registration if you are the owner of, or the person responsible for, an aircraft.
The Agency is required by law to keep a register of aircraft within Australia.
A registered operator is the person or organisation responsible for ensuring an aircraft's continuing airworthiness and correct maintenance procedures. This can be the owner or someone nominated by the owner. Please note that a record on the Australian Civil Aircraft Register does not constitute sufficient proof of ownership for either the registration holder or the registered operator.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
The registered operator must be a resident of Australia who is:
- 18 years of age or older; and
- An Australian citizen or the holder of a permanent visa.
Eligibility for this licence varies according to the type of aircraft you intend to register and whether you are applying as an individual or an organisation.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements or the attached forms.
Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Australian Government)
Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Australian Government)
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