Aircraft Noise Certification / Permit - Australian Government


You may require this certification or permit if you intend to operate an aircraft in Australia. All aircraft operated in Australia are required to comply with noise regulations. If your aircraft meets the noise standards it can be issued with a certificate that allows it to operate. If your aircraft does not meet the noise standards you can instead apply for a permit to operate it anyway.

Some aircraft are automatically deemed to be certified based upon advice from their manufacturer. If your aircraft's flight manual contains a statement that the aircraft complies with the relevant Australian noise laws or regulations then there is no need for you to apply for any further assessment.

If your aircraft is not certified by its manufacturer then you must obtain a certificate by showing that the aircraft complies with the noise standards.

You may be exempt from the requirement to hold a certificate if your aircraft is either:

  • a state aircraft
  • a hot air balloon
  • a propeller-driven aircraft that is specifically designed, and used exclusively for, aerobatic, firefighting, agricultural or environmental operations.

If your aircraft is not exempt and you have not been able to obtain noise certification, then in order to operate the aircraft you must apply to the Agency for a permit to operate without a certificate.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.





Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Act(s) name

Air Navigation Act 1920 AG

Regulation(s) name

Air Navigation (Aircraft Noise) Regulations 1984 AG

Administering agency

Airservices Australia

Contact details

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

Aircraft Noise Assessment Team

Airservices Australia

Mailing address: GPO BOX 367
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: Alan Woods Building
25 Constitution Avenue
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600
Toll Free: 1800 802 584
Phone: 1300 301 120
Phone: 02 6268 4111
Website: Airservices Australia (Opens in new window)