Appointment as a Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist - Australian Government


You will require this appointment if you intend to provide medical and eye examination services to individuals who are applying for aviation licences. You will only be appointed if you are a suitably qualified ophthalmologist.

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 appointment you must provide:

  • the appointment application form
  • evidence of competence in aviation medicine
  • evidence of postgraduate qualifications in ophthalmology
  • evidence that you are a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists
  • a copy of your resume
  • your Aviation Reference Number (ARN)
  • a certified copy of your medical practitioner registration
  • a certified copy of your Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine membership certificate (not required if practising outside Australia).

If you have previously been appointed as a designated aviation ophthalmologist, and the previous appointment was cancelled, you must include with the application any available evidence to show that you can now properly exercise the powers or perform the functions of the appointment sought.

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


Four years unless terminated earlier.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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No fees are required.

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:

Aviation Medicine

Industry Permissions

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Mailing address: GPO BOX 1544
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6217 1888
Phone: 1300 428 633
Fax: 02 6217 1640