Why was my Australian flight plan rejected?

Pilots flying in Australia must file flight plans with routing that meets specific requirements. If your routing does not meet the requirements, your flight plan may be rejected. The Airservices Australia Aeronautical Information Package (AIP) contains routing requirements for flying in Australia. For routing information:

  1. Visit https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/aip.asp
  2. Agree to the terms of service
  3. Select En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA)
  4. Select GEN-FPR-FLIGHT PLAN REQUIREMENTS
  5. Search the requirements for your region of flight and file the appropriate routing as specified in the document. 

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Image 1. Example Routing Requirements

Off Air Route Operations

Pilots flying off air route operations (including user-preferred routes) should reference the Off Air Route Planning (OARP) Manual for specific routing requirements. 

https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/industry-info/flight-briefing/off-air-route-flight-planning-options/

International Operations

Pilots flying internationally should reference the Australia Organized Track Structure website for specific routing requirements  https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/ausots/ausotstoday.asp.