Registration of an Aircraft and Operator of an Aircraft - Australian Government


You will be required to hold this registration if you are the owner of, or the person responsible for, an aircraft.

The Agency is required by law to keep a register of aircraft within Australia.

A registered operator is the person or organisation responsible for ensuring an aircraft's continuing airworthiness and correct maintenance procedures. This can be the owner or someone nominated by the owner. Please note that a record on the Australian Civil Aircraft Register does not constitute sufficient proof of ownership for either the registration holder or the registered operator.

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

The registered operator must be a resident of Australia who is:

  • 18 years of age or older; and
  • An Australian citizen or the holder of a permanent visa.

Eligibility for this licence varies according to the type of aircraft you intend to register and whether you are applying as an individual or an organisation.

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




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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:

Enquiries, CASA Licensing and Registration Centre (CLARC)

Industry Permissions

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Mailing address: GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 17 57