Non-Scheduled Flight Permission - Australian Government


You will need this permission if you are the operator of a foreign registered aircraft that intends to undertake a non-scheduled (charter) flight into or over Australian airspace and territory.

A non-scheduled flight is a flight that is not made under the authority of an International Airline Licence and includes, but is not limited to, operations such as:

  • private flights
  • overflights
  • passenger and cargo services.

If you intend to conduct more than eight non-scheduled flights in a twelve-month period, you will need to apply for a Foreign Aircraft Air Operator's Certificate.

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 permission you must:

  • ensure your aircraft meets airworthiness requirements
  • ensure your aircraft meets noise standards.


Remains in force until expiration of the approved charter program, or it is cancelled or suspended.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 Australian Government

Application process


Please lodge your completed application with all supporting documentation outlined on the form with the agency.

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Industry Permissions

Contact details

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