Aircraft Licence (Commercial) - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you are an aircraft owner operating commercial passenger services via aircraft (including carrying 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.

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
Apply Application All

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


Act(s) name

Transport Co-ordination Act 1966 WA

Regulation(s) name

Transport Co-ordination Regulations 1985 WA

Application process


Please lodge your application together with the relevant fees.

Approval time

Approximately two weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Services

Passenger Services

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Aircraft Licensing

Passenger Services

Transport Services

Department of Transport

Operating address: 441 Murray Street
Western Australia 6000
Phone: 08 6551 6197