Part 149 of CASR Approved self-administering organisations

Rule status


Part 149 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) sets out what self-administering aviation organisations involved in sport and recreational aircraft activities need to do.

Who it affects

Part 149 of CASR affects individuals and organisations involved in sports aviation administration.

Sport aviation bodies (SAB) could administer sport and recreational aircraft before Part 149 of CASR came into effect. To continue to do this, we required SABs to apply and receive their approved self-administering organisation (ASAO) certificate by 2 December 2023.

SABs become an ASAO after gaining their ASAO certificate. Authorisations issued by former SABs remain valid for 12 months after the ASAO certificate for the body comes into force.

You can find transition rules in Subpart 202.GI of CASR.

Legislative instruments

Legislative instruments apply to a broad range of people. These instruments include Manuals of Standards and exemptions to regulatory requirements.

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Part 149 Manual of Standards

Non-legislative instruments

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

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Guidance material

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

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Advisory Circular AC 149-01 provides information and advice on the regulatory framework within which specified functions that would otherwise be performed by CASA, but may be administered by qualified and approved self-administering organisations.

Advisory Circular Version: 1.0

Supporting resources

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Use this form to apply, renew or make a variation to a CASR Part 149 approval certificate to administer specified aviation administration functions. Form number 149-01.

Use this form to apply for a CASR Part 149 approved self-administering aviation organisations (ASAO) certificate to perform aviation administration functions. Form number 149-02.

Use the Part 149 Compliance Matrix form as part of the application requirements for existing Sport Aviation Bodies in the transition to being the holder of a Part 149 Certificate.

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