Class 1

Class 1 medical

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s Class 1 medical certificate is the most rigorous of all clearances.

Flying commercially in transport and passenger aircrafts are a privilege and a huge responsibility.

You have to be medically fit to ensure the safety of your plane, crew, passengers and cargo.

Class 1 Medical Clearance

What licence categories
are covered by Class 1?

Medical clearances for the following licences are valid for one year however may have additional conditions or restrictions, depending on individual circumstances:

  • Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • Multi-crew Pilot (aeroplane) Licence (MPL)
  • Flight Engineer Licence or Student Flight Engineer Licence

What are the
medical requirements?

For a Class 1 medical clearance, the following tests are required:

  • Bloods (subsequently required on every 5th and 10th birthday, eg. 25, 40 years)
  • ECG (required every 2 years and then annually after turning 40 years)
  • Audiology (subsequently required on every 5th and 10th birthday, eg. 25, 40 years)
  • Ophthalmology (only required every 2 years after the age of 60 years)


Regular Class 1, 2 and/or 3

  • Aviation Medical Examination $245
  • Weekend, evening or rural surcharge $30
  • Audiology (hearing screening test) $77
  • CASA blood tests (glucose and lipids) $77
  • ECG $143
  • DAME issued medical certificate (“on-the-spot”) fee $77

As you may be aware, Melbourne is in the middle of a Stage 4 Lockdown.

Due to these restrictions, the only medical examinations that can be performed are for essential workers.

Unfortunately, during this time, the telephones are not being answered on a regular basis – the best form of contact is email.

Please email us at if you are an essential worker and are in need of a medical.