Class 3

Class 3 medical clearance

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s Class 3 medical clearance applies only to holders of an Air Traffic Control Licence (ATCO) and to Flight Service Officers (FSO).

Supervising air traffic is a critical job, which places you in control of many other pilots, as well as their cargo and passengers.

It is imperative that you are medically fit to fulfil such an important position.

What licence categories
are covered by Class 3?

Medical clearances for the following licences are valid for two years. However, they may have additional conditions or restrictions, depending on individual circumstances:

  • Flight Service Officer (FSO)
  • Air Traffic Control Licence (ATCO)

What are the medical requirements?

For a Class 3 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.