Published on Monday, 1 February 2021 at 3:18:55 PM

Drone registration and operator accreditation – it’s the law!

If you fly a drone or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) for business or as part of your job, it must now be registered and its operator accredited with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) before you fly – it’s the law.

Drone registration and operator accreditation applies to all drones flown for commercial purposes. This includes all professional activities such as research, training, community and government services, or any work undertaken on behalf of your employer.

You do not need an operator accreditation if you hold a remote pilot licence (RePL).

Registering your drone and obtaining an operator accreditation is free, fast, and can be completed online via myCASA.

Registration is valid for 12 months. Operator accreditation is valid for 3 years.

From 28 January 2021, penalties apply for flying an unregistered drone or without an operator accreditation.

To learn more, or to register your drone and get accredited, visit the CASA website https://www.casa.gov.au/drones

Don’t delay – do it today!

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