Note: A report under the Aviation Self Reporting Scheme (ASRS) does not satisfy the reporting obligations under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 for Immediately or Routine Reportable Matters. These must be made to the through the ATSB’s open reporting scheme.
Accidents and serious incidents (commonly called Immediately Reportable Matters), which affect the safety of aircraft must, in the first instance
, be notified to the ATSB by calling 1800 011 034
(24 hours). If calling from outside Australia, please use +61 2 6230 4470
You can notify the ATSB of Routine Reportable Matters by completing an online form
To be accepted, the report must contain:
• the name and contact details of the holder making the report;
• the Aviation Reference Number of the holder (if applicable);
• the class or classes of civil aviation authorisation held by the holder;
• the time, date, place and nature of the contravention;
• a description of the circumstances of the contravention; and
• so far as is practicable, the regulations contravened by the holder.
If you do not wish the ATSB to contact you, please select this option prirot to submitting the form.
In addition to providing immunity to the reporter from administrative action, information in an ASRS report may also be used by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to:
• strengthen the foundation of aviation human factors safety research;
• identify deficiencies and problems in the Australian aviation safety system;
• provide data for planning and improvements to the Australian aviaiton safety system.
Civil Aviation Safety Regulation 13.325 – Contraventions that are not reportable
Contraventions of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 listed below contain contraventions that are not reportable under ASRS.
• 282 (Offences relating to licences, certificates and authorities), • subregulation 288 (2) (Detention of aircraft),
• 298A (Cheating by examination candidates),
• 298B (Examination misconduct by persons other than examination candidates),
• 298C (Personation at examinations),
• 301 (Surrender of documents),
• 302 (Production of licences etc),
• subregulation 305(1A) (Access of Authorised persons).
Section 30DO of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 also specifies that the following are not reportable matters under ASRS:
• a contravention of the Regulations that is deliberate;
• a contravention of the Regulations that is fraudulent;
• a contravention of the Regulations that causes or contributes to an accident or to a serious incident (whether before or after the contravention is reported).