Carriage of animals

Refer to CASR Part 91.620

A person must have permission from the pilot in command (PIC) of a flight to bring an animal onto a flight. If the PIC gives permission for an animal to be carried on a flight, they must take reasonable steps to ensure that carriage of the animal does not have an adverse effect on the safety of air navigation.

Disability Act

The operator or the pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight may refuse to carry an assistance animal (within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992) in the aircraft for the flight if the operator or pilot in command reasonably believes that the carriage of the animal for the flight may have an adverse effect on the safety of air navigation.

Legislation Extract

CASR Part 91.620 – Carriage of Animals

  1. A person contravenes this subregulation if:
    1. the person brings an animal onto an aircraft for a flight; and
    2. the person does not have permission from the pilot in command of the aircraft to do so.
  2. The pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight contravenes this subregulation if:
    1. the pilot in command of the aircraft gives permission for a person to bring an animal onto the aircraft for the flight; and
    2. the pilot in command does not take reasonable steps to ensure that carriage of the animal does not have an adverse effect on the safety of air navigation.
  3. The operator or the pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight may refuse to carry an assistance animal (within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992) in the aircraft for the flight if the operator or pilot in command reasonably believes that the carriage of the animal for the flight may have an adverse effect on the safety of air navigation.
  4. Subregulation (3) has effect despite anything in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
  5. The Part 91 Manual of Standards may prescribe requirements relating to the carriage of animals on an aircraft for a flight.
  6. The pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight contravenes this subregulation if:
    1. the pilot in command is subject to a requirement mentioned in subregulation (5); and
    2. the requirement is not met for the flight.
  7. The operator of an aircraft for a flight contravenes this subregulation if:
    1. the operator is subject to a requirement mentioned in subregulation (5); and
    2. the requirement is not met for the flight.