Digital licences and certificates

You can now carry your pilot licence digitally.

Australia is one of the first jurisdictions to accept digital pilot licences as an approved form of identification. They are convenient to access and there is no need for digital licence holders to pay for paper licence reprints.

Current licences available in digital formats

Pilots can access digital licences if they hold a:

Digital licences display a pilot’s credentials without needing to carry a paper copy of their licence or medical certificate.

What you can access in the digital licence

The digital licence contains a pilot's:

  • photo identification (Apple devices and flight crew licences only)
  • licence and category ratings aircraft endorsements
  • medical certificate information.

Information on the digital licence is linked to your myCASA account. The QR code displayed on the licence can then be scanned to confirm the details.

If you have updated your credentials, they will appear on your digital licence once we have processed them in the myCASA portal.

Please note, updates may take up to two weeks to appear.

There are times when you will still need to carry your paper licence and medical certificate. This includes:

  • if you're conducting a flight review or examination, so your instructor can issue your new rating or endorsement with immediate effect
  • if you're flying internationally
  • flight schools asking for a paper copy of your pilot licence or medical certificate for their records.

Photo identification on Android devices

Digital licences on Android devices do not display your photo identification.

Android users will need to carry appropriate photo identification, such as an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) to validate your digital licence.

Visit myCASA for more information.

Downloading and adding your digital licence to your device

  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. Follow the prompts to agree.

  5. Add your licence to your Apple or Android device

    After ASIC verification is complete, you can then add to your 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.

    You can also add additional licences or certificate to your device by following the steps again and selecting these options.

    Learn more about how to use the myCASA portal.

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Turning on notifications

After adding your licences, open Apple Wallet or Google Play and select your licence or certificate:

  • For Apple devices, select the '…' button and select 'notifications' and toggle on 'allow notifications'.
  • For Google devices, select the three lines at the top of the screen, and select 'Settings' and toggle 'Notifications'.

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

Confirm the details of your digital licence

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

  1. Launch the camera app on your device

    Select your camera app or app you use to scan QR codes. Have this ready for when the code displays.

  2. If prompted, log in to your myCASA account

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

  3. Navigate to 'Licences and authorisations'

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

  4. Scan the QR code

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

  5. 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.

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Devices that support digital licences

The following devices support downloading and adding digital licences and certificates and include:

  • Apple iPhone with iOS 10 or later installed
  • Apple Watch devices with iOS 10 or later installed
  • Android with Android version 7.0 or later installed.
Last updated:
28 Mar 2024
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//licences-and-certificates/pilots/pilot-licences/digital-licences-and-certificates
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