Certificate of Validation - Australian Government


You will need this certificate if you are authorised to undertake any flight related activity overseas and intend to undertake that activity within Australia.

This certificate suits pilots visiting Australia for a short period or to undertake a specific operation such as aircraft conversion training.

A certificate of validation operates as:

  • a flight crew licence that gives authorisation equivalent to that which is held overseas
  • an aircraft endorsement that gives authorisation equivalent to that which is held overseas
  • a flight crew rating or grade that gives authorisation equivalent to that which is held overseas.

Please note that if you intend to operate in Australia for more than 3 months it is recommended that you apply for an Australian flight crew licence.

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:

  • hold a current valid overseas flight authorisation
  • if required to hold an overseas medical certificate, ensure that it is valid and current
  • have an understanding of the English language sufficient to enable you to safely undertake any activities authorised by the certificate of validation
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have been awarded a passing grade in the certificate of validation examinations.


Up to 12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $150.00

Private operations. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $200.00

Commercial operations. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $130.00

Within 1 month of expiry. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Flight Crew Licensing Manual - PDF (Opens in new window)

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.