Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Aviation House, headquarters of CASA
Agency overview
Formed 6 July 1995
Preceding agency
Jurisdiction Australian Civil Aviation
Headquarters Woden, Australian Capital Territory
Agency executive
Parent agency Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Website Official website

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is the Australian national aviation authority (NAA), the government statutory authority responsible for the regulation of civil aviation.


Established on 6 July 1995 when the air safety functions of the former Civil Aviation Authority of Australia were separated from its other regulatory function of air traffic control (which went to Airservices Australia).


The Civil Aviation Safety Authority uses the Australian Civil Aviation Ensign

CASA licences pilots, ground crew, aircraft and airfield operators. It is also responsible for enforcing safety requirements under the Commonwealth Civil Aviation Act 1988 and the Air Navigation Act 1920. Although it is a corporate body distinct from the Australian Government, CASA is responsible to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.[1]

CASA was established on the 6th of July, 1995[2] and its functions are defined by the Civil Aviation Act 1988. Those functions include conducting the safety regulation of:[3]

CASA must regard the safety of air navigation as the most important consideration.[5]

See also


  1. CASA - About Us
  2. Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Cth) s 8
  3. Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Cth) s 9
  4. see Civil Aviation Safety Authority v Ovens [2011] FCAFC 75.
  5. Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Cth) s 9a

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