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 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Air Operator's Certificate Forms (Opens in new window)

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Permissions Application Centre

Industry Permissions

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Operating address: CASA National Headquarters
16 Furzer Street
Phillip, Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 17 57
Fax: 07 3144 7333