Pilots who wish to convert their overseas licence to an Australian flight crew
licence must pass an Air law written examination and a flight test.
You must also obtain an Australian medical
certificate. The conversion of your rating, such as that for the night VFR or
Instrument rating, usually requires an additional examination and /or flight
.The examinations mentioned above must be
completed by an examiner that has been approved by CASA. This means that in most
cases you will have to be within Australia before undertaking such tests.
If you wish to engage in private flying whilst in Australia, you can apply to
CASA for a Special Pilot Licence, which can be issued on having your overseas
licence with you on application. Your overseas licence must be current.
There are no exams required, but you may be
asked by CASA to undertake a flight review with a flying instructor.
If you are in Australia for less than 3 months
You can apply for the issue of a temporary validation certificate for short term
operations ( less than 3 months ). This would suit you if you were on holidays
or undertaking aircraft conversion training.
You must present
You must present your original license(s), medical certificate, log book(s), and
any other documents that support your qualifications.
If you have a New Zealand license
The requirements above do not apply to professional flight crew whose
qualifications have been issued by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority.
The New Zealand and Australian Government have
entered into a (TTMRA) Tans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement. This means
goods can be traded freely between the two countries, and each others regulatory
standards to occupations are recognised.
For information from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
regarding overseas licences,