Registration of an Aerodrome - Australian Government


You will be required to apply for this registration if you intend to operate an aerodrome that has a runway that can only support aircraft have a maximum:

  • passenger seating capacity of less than 30 seats and
  • carrying capacity of less than 3,400 kilograms.

If you operate an aerodrome that is over the above mentioned capacity limits then you will need to apply for certification rather than registration.

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 this registration you must:

  • Provide a written statement that is signed by an approved person stating that they have performed a safety inspection and the aerodrome meets the applicable safety standards for operation; and
  • Provide the name of all persons that are to be the reporting officers for the aerodrome.

You will also be required to provide detailed diagrams and information stating:

  • The layout of runways, their designations (runway numbers) and the length of the runway in metres;
  • The layout of taxiways and aprons;
  • The location of all wind direction indicators;
  • The highest point of the landing surface; and
  • The magnetic bearing and distance to the nearest population centre, and what that centre is.

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


Ongoing unless cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Registration of an Aerodrome - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 AG

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 AG

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Airspace and Aerodrome Regulation

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Aerodrome Inspector

Airspace and Aerodrome Regulation

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Mailing address: GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 13 17 57
Phone: 02 6217 1111