Air Transport Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to transport paying passengers by aircraft to or from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport over a regulated route. This licence authorises you (the operator) to provide scheduled air passenger services over a particular route for a specified period of time. Your licence will be subject to conditions. In general, only one airline will be issued with a licence for each regulated route.

This licence is not required for interstate routes, intrastate air routes not linked to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, and routes that have been deregulated. An up to date list of routes that have been deregulated is available on the Agency website, but generally includes airports serving large regional centres.

Charter operators do not need to hold this licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Hold a relevant and valid Air Operators Certificate;
  • Hold adequate levels of insurance; and
  • Submit the required form and documentation.

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

Duration

Five years.

Expiry

Licences are issued with a common expiry date, at which time they are usually contestable.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Forms

 Resources
Comply

Air Transport Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Act(s) name

Air Transport Act 1964 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Air Transport Regulation 2016 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Manager, Aviation and Transport Security
Transport for NSW
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Mailing address:
GPO BOX K659
Haymarket, New South Wales 1240

Phone:

02 8202 2200

Fax:

02 8202 2209
aviationlicences@transport.nsw.gov.au

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