On July 31st CASA announced the updated dates for their Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Model Aircraft - Registration and Accreditation Regulations. This registration applies to all drone operators, both recreational and commercial.
The scheme, due to start this month, will roll out in phases later this year, with sub-2KG commercial operators to be followed by recreational operators using a 250+ gram drone.
New rules come in effect from late 2019 that will require drones to be registered with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.Registration will occur over two phases:
The rules also require all drone flyers to either have a remote pilot licence (RePL) or have completed a short online safety quiz.
The registration and accreditation requirements apply (with certain exceptions) to:
We are in continual communication with CASA and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) regarding the integration and automation of registration through the BIRDI platform. We will keep you updated on this progress.