Digital licences

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.

  1. Create or access your myCASA account

    To download your digital licence, you need to create a myCASA account to access your digital licence.

    Learn more about creating a myCASA account.

  2. Log in to your myCASA account

    Log into your myCASA account using your Apple or Android device.

  3. Navigate to ‘Licences and authorisations’

    Under ‘licences and authorisations’ select ‘flight crew licence’ to view your licence details.

  4. Verify your Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

    Read the guidance about using the digital copy of your licence and verify your ASIC. Apple devices will require you to consent to CASA using the photo so follow the prompts to agree.

  5. Add your licence to your Apple or Android device

    For apple users select 'add to Apple Wallet'. For Android users select 'add to Google Pay'. Your digital licence will then load into your Apple Wallet or Google Pay.

  6. Turn on notifications

    Select the “…” button and select ‘automatic updates’ and ‘allow notifications’.

    You will be able to see your licence information, including your ratings and endorsements on this page.

    Learn more about how to use the myCASA portal.

Confirm the details of your digital licence

Anyone with a myCASA account can use a smart device to see details of your digital licence. It’s a quick and easy way to get access to any updates.

  1. Log in to your myCASA account

    Using your Apple or Android device, sign into your myCASA account.

  2. Navigate to ‘Licences and authorisations’

    Under ‘licences and authorisations’ select ‘flight crew licence’ to view your licence details.

  3. Scan the QR code

    Select ‘scan the OR code’ to activate your device’s camera. Place the QR code in the camera’s viewing frame and select the link.

  4. Agree to the declaration

    After you have scanned the code, select ‘confirm details of a digital licence’ to confirm you have the licence holder’s consent.

    You may use the digital view of licence:

    • to hire an aircraft
    • to verify your identity when going for a medical assessment
    • as another form of identification.
Last updated:
20 Dec 2021
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