Air Operator's Certificate - Australian Government


You will need this certificate if you intend to conduct any commercial activity which involves the use of an aviation vehicle. Prescribed commercial activities include any:

  • aerial work activities
  • flight training activities
  • charter operations
  • regular public transport operations.

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 certification you must ensure your vehicle complies with airworthiness requirements.



As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $160.00

Fee per hour spent on the inspection and assessment of the application. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 Australian Government

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Industry Permissions

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.