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Go to top of page25 September 2019
Drone registration and accreditation update
In July 2019, legislation was passed to introduce mandatory drone registration and accreditation requirements in Australia.
These changes introduce new requirements for businesses and recreational flyers and will introduce a cost to register a drone, so CASA intends to consult on the proposed fees ahead of the scheme’s introduction.
Consultation on the fees is expected to begin in late-2019.To provide industry and households with adequate time to participate in the consultation of the fees, the scheme is now expected to commence in phases from mid-2020.
The rules will also require all drone flyers to gain an accreditation – that is, watch an online video and successfully answer a short quiz to demonstrate they understand the drone safety rules – or hold a remote pilot licence (RePL).
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