Aviation Medicals (AVMeds)
About Aviation Medical Examinations
In Australia, a pilot or air traffic controller must pass regular medical reviews (medical certification) as part of the licensing process.
A Designated Aviation Medical Examiners (DAME) is an Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved medical professional that carries out examinations to the aviation industry. This role ensures the safety of those working in the aviation industry and the general public.
DAMEs personally examine applicants providing medical certification. They discuss medical history, ensure relevant testing has been completed and record the medical examination results.
To arrange an aviation medical examination, our nurses and receptionists will assist you with your booking. Our staff and DAME will assist you to prepare for your visit by arranging the booking, carrying out the examination and any additional follow-up and uploading reports and results.
CASA issues 3 classes of medical certificates with varying standards:
- Class 1: Air Transport Pilot, Commercial Pilot Licence, Multi-Crew Pilot, Flight Engineer
- Class 2: Student Pilot, Private Pilot, Commercial Balloon Licence, Flight Radio Operator
- Class 3: Air Traffic Controller
The types of examination and tests needed are based on the medical certificate class:
Classes 1 & 3: heart tracing, hearing test, fasting cholesterol and blood sugar levels and an eye examination by CASA Designated Aviation Ophthalmologist or Credentialed Optometrist
Class 2: No special tests if you have no health issues
DAME at Whitehorse Medical Centre
Dr Julie Wang is an accredited DAME with CASA. She graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1998 and holds the Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine from Monash University. Dr Wang is an active member of the Australasian Society of Aviation Medicine and regularly attends aviation related professional development education and training.
Information we need before your booking
At the time of booking, please inform our receptionist the following information:
- Your Aviation Reference Number (ARN)
- Medical Certificate Class you are seeking (Class 1, 2 or 3)
The comprehensive medical assessment will take about 1 hour (excluding test time)
Please discuss fees payable on the day of the medical assessment with our friendly receptionists.
Use the form below to enquire about AVMeds
Please provide the following in your message:
- Medical Certification Class
- Dates for AvMed