This page provides information and advice on our new aviation rules. For information about the rules which apply to you, select from the options in the panel on the right.
Why are the aviation rules changing?
The new Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs) are designed to improve aviation safety, address known risks, and maintain our reputation of our aviation industry being one of the safest in the world.
They align Australia with international standards, and incorporate lessons learned from aviation accidents around the world.
The new rules have been updated to include current technology and practices. They also consolidate related safety standards wherever possible, so they can be found in one place.
What is changing?
CASA is progressively migrating and updating rules from the CARs to CASRs as part of the regulation reform program. See a diagram that shows the relationships between the different CASR Parts. Detailed information about each CASR Part is also available.
In parallel, CASA continues to maintain CAR, CASR and associated legislative instruments outside the regulation reform program.
Regulatory progress timeline
CASA maintains a timeline including information on the current status of major projects in its regulatory program.
We regularly review our progress in finalising, making and commencing the outstanding new Parts of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR), updating recently made CASR Parts and other major regulatory initiatives.
How does CASA change the rules?
CASA consults with industry both formally and informally during the development of new rules. Read our summary of steps in writing a CASR Part for more detail.
CASA wants to know what you think about the introduction of new regulations.Email CASA Regulatory Program with your comments, suggestions or questions.
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- New drone information sheets