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Air Traffic Control (ATC) Licence and Rating - Australian Government


You will need this licence if you intend to act as an air traffic controller. Air traffic controllers manage the safe and orderly flow of aircraft into, out of, and between airports throughout Australia and overseas regions adjoining Australian airspace.

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 licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • hold a Class 3 medical certificate
  • have successfully completed the training (including any examination or assessment) specified for the licence, at least one rating and at least and endorsement relevant to that rating
  • speak English clearly, and understand spoken English, to a standard that allows clear spoken two-way communication in the course of performing an air traffic control function.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $65.00

Assessment fee for initial ratings. Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All $65.00

Additional Air Traffic Control rating. Fees for 2024-25

Apply Miscellaneous All $20.00

Licence booklet. Fees for 2024-25

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

Air Navigation, Airspace & Aerodromes

Contact details

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