Multi-Crew Pilot Licence - Australian Government


You will need this licence if you intend to be a co-pilot in an advanced airliner for charters or during regular scheduled public passenger transport operations.

You may receive a licence for the following aircraft types:

  • Aeroplane (A)
  • Helicopter (H)
  • Gyroplane (G)
  • Airship (AS)
  • Powered lift (PL)
  • Glider (GL).

You may receive a class rating for the following class of aircraft:

  • Single-engine aircraft
  • Multi-engine aircraft
  • Single-engine helicopter.

You are only permitted to operate the type and class of aircraft that is listed on your licence. You receive class and type ratings according to the competency based training units that you have undertaken at approved flight training organisations or under the authority of an Air Operator Certificate.

Please be aware that there are comprehensive design endorsements, operational ratings, operational endorsements and flight activity endorsements that must be listed on your licence before you can undertake certain activities. Please note that there are requirements related to carrying sufficient fuel and monitoring amounts of fuel during flights.

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:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have passed the aeronautical knowledge examination for the multi-crew pilot licence and the aeroplane category rating
  • have completed a multi-crew pilot licence training course
  • have passed the relevant flight tests
  • have successfully completed an instrument proficiency check for the relevant aeroplane
  • meet the aeronautical experience requirements
  • hold a pilot type rating for a multi-crew aeroplane.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $80.00

Issue of MPL (Australia trained) - processing and consideration. Fees for 2023-24

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

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Contact details

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