Aircraft Weight Control Authority - Australian Government


You will need 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 will be limited to the testing which is set out in your application.

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 21 years of age (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.


Up to two years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $130.00

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 Regulations 1988 Australian Government

Application process


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

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.