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With more drones in Australian skies, mandatory drone registration and accreditation are on the way to help make ﬂying safer and more enjoyable for all.
If you’re flying for fun, you don't need to do anything today. Registration will open in mid-2023.
In the future, new rules mean you'll need to register your drone before you ﬂy. Drones and model aircraft that weigh more than 250 g will need to be registered.
Registration will be quick and easy and should only take a few minutes to complete online, through the myCASA portal.
Registration will last for 12 months and fees may vary depending on how you intend to use your drone.
If your drone is lost or stolen, registration may help in returning it to you if it's found.
You need to register your drone or remotely piloted aircraft if you’re ﬂying at or for work, regardless of its weight.
Model aircraft flying at CASA-approved model airfields do not need to be registered if they only fly at those fields.
To register your drone, you will need:
- to be at least 16 years old
- a myCASA account
- a digital identity or proof of identification
- an aviation reference number (ARN) – you can apply online, via your myCASA account
- make, model, serial number, weight and type of drone.
Some drones won’t need to be registered. This applies if:
- you’re flying your drone exclusively indoors
- you don’t intend to fly your drone
- your drone weighs 250 g or less (and it’s not being flown for or at work).
Remember, you don't need to do anything now. Subscribe for the latest news and we'll let you know when registration begins.