Part 101 of CASR Unmanned aircraft and rockets

Rule status

Current

Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) consolidates the rules for all unmanned aeronautical activities into one body of legislation.

It sets out the rules for the use of:

  • unmanned tethered balloons and kites
  • unmanned free balloons
  • unmanned rockets
  • remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or drones
  • model aircraft
  • firework displays.

Who it affects

Part 101 of CASR affects:

  • Remotely piloted aircraft owners and operators
  • model aircraft owners and operators

and organisations/individuals involved in:

  • unmanned balloons (including use of a large number of party balloons) and rocket operations
  • firework displays
  • research and development
  • law enforcement
  • surveillance
  • weather research
  • users of airborne telecommunications systems.

Legislative instruments

Legislative instruments include exemptions to particular regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards, but which apply to a broad range of persons. Instruments related to this part will display in this space or you can view our list of legislative instruments.

5 legislative instruments available

Non-legislative instruments

Non-legislative instruments include exemptions to particular regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards, but which apply to a particular person. Non-legislative instruments related to this part will display in this space or your can view our list of non-legislative instruments.

2 non-legislative instruments available

Guidance material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance to explain particular regulatory requirements of a CASR Part. Guidance material relating to this part will appear in this space or you can view all our guidance material.

5 guidance material available

Advisory Circular AC 101-01 was developed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to provide guidance to RPA operators, remote crew, manufacturers and maintainers.

Advisory Circular AC 101-01

Advisory Circular AC 101-02 has been developed to provide guidance to the public in the operation of rockets and the means whereby they may safely and legally launch them.

Advisory Circular AC 101-02

Advisory circular AC 101-03 provides guidance to builders and operators of model aircraft in the operation and construction of model aircraft and the means whereby they may safely and legally operate these aircraft.

Advisory Circular AC 101-03

Advisory Circular AC 101-05 only contains the functions and duties of a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) maintenance controller.

Advisory Circular AC 101-05

Advisory circular AC 101-10 applies to operators, remote pilots and other remote crew members operating excluded remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).

Advisory Circular AC 101-10
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