Part 1 of CAR Preliminary

Rule status


Part 1 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR) describes who the regulations apply to including when they apply to persons outside of Australia. The Part also contains definitions of words or phrases used in the regulations.

Who it affects

Part 1 of CAR affects:

  • all aviation personnel inside and outside Australia.

Legislative instruments

Legislative instruments apply to a broad range of people. These instruments include Manuals of Standards and exemptions to regulatory requirements that apply to classes of people. For example, when an instrument applies to all flight crew who hold a licence.

Instruments related to this part will display in this space or you can view our list of legislative instruments.

Non-legislative instruments

Non-legislative instruments apply to a particular person. Some exemptions to regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards are listed here.

Non-legislative instruments related to this part will display in this space or you can view our list of non-legislative instruments.

Guidance material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance to explain particular regulatory requirements. Guidance material relating to this part will appear in this space or you can view all our guidance material.

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