Registration of an Aerodrome - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this registration if you intend to operate an aerodrome that has a runway that can only support aircraft have a maximum:

  • passenger seating capacity of less than 30 seats; and
  • carrying capacity of less than 3,400 kilograms.

If you operate an aerodrome that is over the above mentioned capacity limits then you will need to apply for certification rather than registration.

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 registration you must:

  • Provide a written statement that is signed by an approved person stating that they have performed a safety inspection and the aerodrome meets the applicable safety standards for operation; and
  • Provide the name of all persons that are to be the reporting officers for the aerodrome.

You will also be required to provide detailed diagrams and information stating:

  • The layout of runways, their designations (runway numbers) and the length of the runway in metres;
  • The layout of taxiways and aprons;
  • The location of all wind direction indicators;
  • The highest point of the landing surface; and
  • The magnetic bearing and distance to the nearest population centre, and what that centre is.

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


Ongoing unless cancelled.



Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.



Application for Registration of an Aerodrome - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms 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

Aerodrome Inspector
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Airspace and Aerodrome Regulation

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


02 6217 1111

Toll Free:

13 17 57

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