Exemptions outline when a person, organisation or class of persons do not have to meet specific requirements under the rules.
- issued under Part 11 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Regulatory administrative procedures
- subject to regulatory services fees when issued to a specific person or operator.
If an exemption becomes enduring, we may change a rule to end the need for the exemption. We will generally not amend a rule if the exemption covers a one-off or short-term circumstance.
How we issue exemptions
Exemptions are one type of non-legislative instrument that we have the power to create to react quickly to short-term matters.
We can issue exemptions from provisions in the CAR, CASR, CAO and MOS that impose an obligation on you.
Before issuing an exemption, we conduct a detailed analysis of your application and the associated safety case.
More detail about exemptions and the application process is in:
How to apply for a standard exemption
Follow the process below to apply for a standard exemption. You can use the form for exceptional circumstances if you choose.