Air Transport Licence - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to transport paying passengers by aircraft to or from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport over a regulated route. This licence authorises you (the operator) to provide scheduled air passenger services over a particular route for a specified period of time. Your licence will be subject to conditions. In general, only one airline will be issued with a licence for each regulated route.

This licence is not required for interstate routes, intrastate air routes not linked to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, and routes that have been deregulated. An up-to-date list of routes that have been deregulated is available on the Agency website, but generally includes airports serving large regional centres.

Charter operators do not need to hold this licence.

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:

  • hold a relevant and valid Air Operators Certificate
  • hold adequate levels of insurance
  • submit the required form and documentation.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Air Transport Act 1964 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Air Transport Regulation 2016 New South Wales

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

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:

Manager, Aviation and Transport Security

Transport for NSW

New South Wales
Mailing address: GPO BOX K659
Haymarket, New South Wales 1240
Phone: 02 8202 2200
Fax: 02 8202 2209