You can now carry your pilot licence with you digitally.
If you hold a current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) you can carry your licence on your Apple and Android devices.
Australia is one of the first countries to allow pilots to carry a digital version of their licence when flying in Australia.
You can learn more by reading regulation 91.100 electronic documents of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR). This rule allows you to carry flight related documents electronically when flying in Australia.
Android digital licences will not include a photo. This means Android users will always need to carry another form of approved photo identification, such as a driver’s licence or ASIC.
Commercial operators are now also able to download digital permissions to their phone.
We will not accept a digital licence when pilots:
- undergo a proficiency check or flight review
- obtain a rating or endorsement.
- Flight examiners will continue to make notes on the paper licence.
Flying schools may ask to take a copy of the paper licence for their records.
You will only be able to exercise those privileges that appear on your digital licence. It may take up to 2 weeks for new privileges to appear on your digital licence.
If you want to use these new privileges, you will need to carry your paper licence.
You must carry your paper licence when flying internationally.
Download your digital licence
Digital flight crew licences will work on your iPhone, iPod touch or Apple Watch if you have installed iOS 8.1 or later.
On Android devices, you can carry your digital licence using Google Pay.