Recreational drone registration and accreditation deferred to 2023

Date published: 4 April 2022


The Australian Government has agreed to defer mandatory recreational drone registration and operator accreditation until 1 July 2023.

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Registration for recreational operators was scheduled to commence in mid-2022.

This follows the introduction of registration for commercial and excluded category operators on 30 September 2020.

The new rules for recreational drones will require operators to gain accreditation by watching an online video and successfully answering a short quiz to demonstrate they understand the drone safety rules.

The new registration and accreditation requirements will apply to all drones operated recreationally that weigh more than 250 grams.

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