Aircraft Weight Control Authority - Australian Government


You will require this authorisation if you intend to conduct aircraft weight and balance checks and determine the centre of gravity of each aircraft for the purpose of determining requirements to control the centre of gravity during operation.

This authority will also allow you to approve loading systems. However, the scope of your authority is limited to the testing which is set out in your application.

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

To be eligible for this authority you must:

  • be at least twenty-one years old (unless otherwise approved)
  • be able to speak, read and write English
  • not suffer from a disability that is likely to affect your technical skill or judgement
  • have witnessed two or more aircraft weighing
  • have the appropriate experience and training for aircraft weight control work
  • pass the prescribed written, oral and / or practical tests.

In your application you must outline each specific aircraft, class of aircraft or rotorcraft you intend to test.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to two years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

$130 multiplied by the total number of hours spent in the inspection and assessment of the application.

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 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:

Maintenance Personnel Licensing

Industry Permissions

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Mailing address: GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1300 737 032