Registration of an Aircraft and Operator of an Aircraft - Australian Government

Service summary

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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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 will vary depending on your circumstances. 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 Safety Regulations 1998 (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


1300 737 032


02 6217 1449


1300 737 187

Supporting information


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