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


You will need this registration if you are the owner of, or the person responsible for, an aircraft. An aircraft includes a remotely piloted aircraft over 150kg and model aircrafts not used exclusively for test flights.

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.

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:

  • the operator must be a resident of Australia
  • the operator must be an Australian citizen or the holder of a permanent visa
  • the operator must be at least 18 years of age.




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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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