Air Carriers' Liability and Insurance - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with this Code if you intend to carry passengers via civil aviation. This Code comes from the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions and applies where a passenger dies or suffers from an injury which results in death when flying.

This Code is an international agreement for the airline industry dealing with the rules of liability governing international carriage of persons, baggage and cargo by aircraft.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All The Montreal Convention 1999 - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Act 1959 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Regulations 2019 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

Aviation and Airports

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Aviation Industry Policy Branch

Aviation and Airports

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

Operating address: 111 Alinga Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 594
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Contact us other: 13 17 57