How to find your serial number

Every manufactured drone or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) has a unique serial number. It's important you find your drone's correct serial number, so you can register it correctly. If you do not, you could face penalties for flying an unregistered drone.

Where to find your serial number

To find your serial number:

  1. Switch off your drone so it is safe to investigate.
  2. Find and remove your drone's battery.
  3. Look for a range of numbers or characters inside the battery compartment or on the tail of the drone – this is your serial number. This number may be labelled 'Serial number', 'S/N' or ‘SNID’.
  4. If there is no number on the drone itself, you might find it on your warranty card or original packaging.
  5. For DJI drones:
    1. it often appears under or next to a QR code
    2. it will be 14-characters long (it may be split across two lines) and include a combination of letters and numbers
    3. visit the DJI website to find out How to check your product's serial number.
  6. Carefully enter the correct characters –watch out for the letter: 
    1. ‘O’ when it should be a ‘0’
    2. ‘V’ when it should be a ‘U’
    3. ‘I’ when it should be a ‘1’
    4. ‘S’ when it should be a ‘5’.
This table lists DJI models and their serial number prefixes.
Model SN prefix
DJI FPV 37Q
Goggles 0F8
Inspire 1 V2.0 W13,W21
Inspire 2 09Y
M200 0FZ
M210 0G0,0G1,0N4
M600 M80
Matrice 200 V2 17S
Matrice 210 RTK 17U
Matrice 210 V2 17T
Matrice 300 RTK 1ZN
Mavic 2 163,0M6
Mavic 2 Enterprise (DUAL) 298
Mavic 2 Enterprise (ZOOM) 276
Mavic Air 0K1
Mavic Air2 1WN,3N3
Mavic Mini 1SZ,1WG,37E
Mavic Mini 2 3Q4

Mavic Pro

Mavic Pro Platinum

08Q
MG-1 05Y
MG-1P 0YS
MG-1P RTK 0YL
MG-A 0Y8
MG-P 0YS
MG-S 0D7
P4 Multispectral 1UD
Phantom 4 RTK 0V2
Phantom 3 4K P7A,08D
Phantom 3 Advanced P76
Phantom 3 Professional P78
Phantom 3 SE 0JX
Phantom 3 Standard P5A
Phantom 4 07D
Phantom 4 ADV
Phantom 4 ADV+
0HA
Phantom 4 Pro 2.0
Phantom 4 Pro 2.0+
11U
Phantom 4 Pro
Phantom 4 Pro+
0AX,189
Spark 0AS
T16 3DA
T20 36R
Tello 0TQ

If your device doesn't have a serial number

If you have a home-built drone, when registering your drone in myCASA, choose 'No serial number available'. We'll issue you with a CASA-generated registration mark to affix to your drone.

Make sure the registration mark is written or affixed to the drone in a location that can be easily accessed and is clearly visible. You can mark your drone by:

  • writing with permanent marker
  • creating a label or sticker with a permanent label maker - making sure the label doesn't change the weight or operation of your drone.

If your mark gets damaged, falls off or becomes hard to read, you must re-mark your drone so your registration number is visible at all times.

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