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Rules and regulations


Current rules

This section provides the Acts, regulations, associated legislative instruments and guidance material that forms the aviation regulatory framework in Australia.

Civil Aviation Act 1988

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998

The Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) and Manuals of Standards (MOSs) are available on the Federal Register of Legislation. Information on specific regulatory topics is available via the topic links. Associated guidance is provided in Advisory Circulars (AC) and Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material (AMC/GM).

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988

The Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR) and Civil Aviation Orders (CAOs) are available on Federal Register of Legislation. CAOs support the CAR. They will be progressively removed as we move to the CASR. Associated guidance is provided in Civil Aviation Advisory Publications (CAAPs).

Airspace legislation

Fees regulations

Rulings, instruments and more

Legislation support

Last modified: 29 November 2017