Operators should be aware of the existence of other requirements that apply to the operation of all air services to, from and within Australia.
Carrier’s Liability Insurance
Applicants intending to carry passengers for reward or hire into, from or within Australian territory need to comply with the requirements of the Civil Aviation (Carrier's Liability) Act 1959. The Act requires carriers to hold insurance to ensure compensation will be paid in respect of death or personal injury suffered by passengers on aircraft.
Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is responsible for a number of additional requirements related to international operations. These include:
- International Airlines Licence (IAL)
- Transport Security Plan (TSP) - Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Noise Standards – New Regulations apply to MCC3 with some aircraft types prohibited from operating to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns, Gold Coast, Newcastle (Williamtown), Essendon and Avalon airports.
- Additional approval for non-scheduled flights
Please visit the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities website.
Additional Landing Permission
Although a permission granted by CASA may allow an operator to land at specified airports, permission must also be obtained from the relevant airport authority (the aerodrome operator) for the use of movement areas, aprons and terminals of both destination and alternate aerodromes.
Details of the airport authorities are contained in the Australian Aeronautical Information Package (AIPs). An online version of the AIPs is kept on the Airservices Australia website.
Time slot clearances must also be obtained. This is particularly important for operations into Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, where a legislated slot scheme is in place.
Time slot clearances can be obtained from Airport Coordination Australia.
Operators intending to operate a charter service to an airport other than Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney, may need approval from Customs, Immigration, Health and Quarantine authorities. Please note that in most instances, applicants / operators are required to provide four (4) weeks written notice. For further information contact the National Passenger Processing Committee.
Phone: +61-2-6246 1210
Fax: +61-2-6275 6989
The Department of Agriculture is responsible for administering Australia’s biosecurity system, which aims to protect the country’s human, plant and animal health. The department has a number of requirements for aircraft intending on landing in Australia. These include pre-arrival reporting (pratique), a mandatory in-flight announcement, aircraft disinsection and quarantine waste requirements. These requirements are outlined in the department’s Guidelines for Airline and Aircraft Operators Arriving in Australia.
For further information visit the Department of Agriculture website.
All foreign operators wishing to conduct operations into, out of and/or within Australian territory should refer to the Australian Aeronautical Information Package (AIP) for further information regarding the requirements of other agencies. The AIP can be found on the Airservices Australia website.