CASA Aviation Medicals
The health of air crew and air traffic controllers is an important component of aviation safety. It is therefore a requirement of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) that pilots and air traffic controllers meet certain medical standards and hold a current medical certificate.
Aviation Medicals are performed by accredited Designated Aviation Medical Examiners, who are doctors that possess a post-graduate qualification in Aviation Medicine and participate in ongoing education in the field of aviation medicine.
CASA issues three types of medical certificates. Each class of medical certificate also has a medical standard set out in tables in Part 67 of the CASR.
Aviation Medical Certificate - Class 1
This medical standard applies to holders of an air transport pilot licence, commercial pilot licence (other than balloons), multi-crew pilot (aeroplane) licence, and flight engineer licence. Class 1 certificates are valid for one year.
Applicants are required to have a basic medical as well as ancillary test, such as an audiogram, ECG, blood tests for glucose and lipids. Commercial pilots will also be provided with a referral to a Designated Aviation Eye Examiner (ophthalmologist). Depending on your age at the time of the medical, test requirements can vary.
Aviation Medical Certificate - Class 2
This medical applies to holders of a private pilot licence, commercial pilot (balloon) licence and flight radio operator licence. A Class 2 medical certificate is valid for four years for applicants less than 40 years of age on the day of issue, and in all other cases for two years.
Applicants are required to have a basic medical but not the additional ancillary tests (e.g. audiogram, ECG, blood tests and referral for eye examination).
Aviation Medical Certificate - Class 3
This medical standard applies to holders of an air traffic control licence or flight service officers. The Class 3 medical certificate is valid for two years.
Applicants are required to have a basic medical but not the additional ancillary tests (e.g. audiogram, ECG, blood tests and referral for eye examination). A recreational aviation medical practitioner’s certificate allows appropriately licensed pilots to hold a recreational pilot’s licence (RPL) without needing to have a class 2 medical. The RPL is based on a modified unconditional driver’s licence medical certificate for a private motor vehicle.
Our CASA Accredited Designated Aviation Medical Examiners (DAME's)
At the time of making an appointment for an Aviation Medical, you will be asked to quote your Aviation Reference Number (ARN). If you do not have an ARN, please contact CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) on 13 17 57.
Aviation Medical Appointment
Please allow approximately 45-60 minutes for the medical with your examiner (excluding ancillary tests with the nurse). Please be aware that a deposit of $80 is payable to secure your appointment time, and will be deducted from your total consultation fee following your appointment. If you are unable to attend your appointment, please let us know by calling 8232 7372 at least 12 hours before your scheduled appointment time. Failure to cancel at least 12 hours prior to your appointment or failure to attend the appointment will result in the deposit being forfeited as a non-attendance fee. If you have any questions about fees payable, please speak with our friendly reception team at the time of making an appointment.