Also see Aircraft.
Also see Air Force Records.
The Civil Aviation Branch founded in 1920 was based in Melbourne within the Department of Defence. In 1936 it became the Civil Aviation Board. In 1939 this was replaced by the Department of Civil Aviation. This was absorbed into the Department of Transport in 1973.
Records relating to commercial pilots' and navigators' licences are held by the National Archives of Australia. Commercial pilots and navigators were required to be licensed from at least 1917.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - FLIGHT CREW HISTORY FILES 1949-PRESENT (B826)
These are searchable through the catalogue.
Records relating to ground engineers' and aircraft maintenance engineers' licences are held by the National Archives of Australia. Ground engineers were required to be licensed from at least 1922. Aircraft maintenance engineers were required to be licensed from at least 1931.
AVIATION HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA
CIVIL AVIATION HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND AIRWAYS MUSEUM