Aircraft Licence (Commercial) - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you are an aircraft owner operating commercial services via aircraft (including transporting goods or passengers in trade or business) within Western Australia. You will not require this licence if you intend to transport either a:

  • medical practitioner in the course of his duties
  • sick or injured person to or from medical aid, in an emergency.

Your licence will specify the routes on which you can travel, and the area in which you can operate.

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 Agency will consider a range of matters when assessing your application, including the following:

  • the necessity of the service and convenience to the public
  • the adequacy of existing services
  • your character, qualifications and financial stability
  • the interests of the persons requiring transport and the community generally
  • the routes and area in which you intend to operate
  • the fares and freight rates you propose to charge.

All Commonwealth laws relating to aircraft ownership and operation must also be complied with.

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


Not more than five years, or for a particular purpose of specified duration.


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

Transport Co-ordination Act 1966 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Transport Co-ordination Regulations 1985 Western Australia

Application process


Please lodge your application together with the relevant fees.

Approval time

Approximately two weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Transport


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:



Department of Transport

Mailing address: GPO BOX C102
Perth, Western Australia 6839
Phone: 08 6551 6961