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Helicopter means machines (other than those used in military, customs or police services) lifted by power-driven rotors and which are certified by a competent authority (in Australia this is the Civil Aviation Safety Authority) to transport:

  1. at least five persons including crew, or
  2. goods in excess of 450 kg.

See definition of 'helicopter' in the Regulations.

Aircraft that is further described as helicopter must be described by serial number in a registration. The serial number for helicopter comprises:

  • the helicopter's manufacturer's number; that is, the serial number attached to the helicopter by the manufacturer
  • the manufacturer's name, and
  • the manufacturer's generic model description.

A HIN is the nautical equivalent of the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on your car.

It is a unique identifier of 14 characters and numbers for a boat allocated by a registration authority of a state or territory or other authorised persons. (e.g. AU-TRX 48119 H765)