If you use a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (drone) for your business or is used as part of your job, the latest update from CASA will apply to you.
CASA now requires anyone who intends to fly a drone for business purposes to gain a RPA Operator Accreditation unless they already hold a Remote Pilot Licence (RePL). For more information about CASA’s accreditation process, please click here.
In addition, CASA have also mandated that any drones flown for business or as part of your job will need to be registered with CASA. Further information about registering a drone can be found here.
Accreditation and Registration for commercial drones is required by 28th January 2021. Drone registration is free for any drone registered before 30 June 2021.
From 28 January 2021, fines up to $11,100 can be issued for unregistered commercial drones and unaccredited drone operators.