About Ausdrone

Contact to Ausdrone can be made via email: ben@ausdrone.com.au

Ausdrone operates within the conditions of Advisory Circular (AC) 101-10 and can conduct activities for your business or personal use as required. 

Ausdrone’s pilot hold a CASA Remote Pilot Licence to fly RPAs up to 7kg and is endorsed to monitor and safely operate on VHF frequencies under the Australian Radio Operator’s Certificate.

Aviation Reference Number: 1019416

RPAS Notification: 11894

What could you use a drone for?

  • Real estate
  • Site surveys
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Sports events
  • and a whole range of other activities

Commercial unmanned flight – remotely piloted aircraft under 2kg

Amendments to Part 101 commenced on 29 September 2016. CASA introduced reduced entry requirements for people wanting to fly a very small (100g < 2kg) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) commercially.

  • Effective 29 September 2016, the new category of excluded RPA came into effect, with reduced regulatory requirements to fly very small RPAs commercially. Operations under 2kg (excluded) will not need an RPA operator’s certificate (ReOC), or a remote pilot licence (RePL).

Those operating in the excluded RPA category will have to notify CASA at least five business days before their first commercial flight and agree to operate by the standard operating conditions and the guidance in advisory circular (AC) 101-10.

Standard Operating Conditions

  • You must only fly during the day and keep your RPA within visual line-of sight.
    • This means being able to see the aircraft with your own eyes (rather than through first-person-view (FPV)) at all times.
  • You must not fly your RPA higher than 120 metres (400ft) AGL.
  • You must keep your RPA at least 30 metres away from other people.
  • You must keep your RPA away from prohibited/restricted areas.
  • You must keep your RPA at least 5.5km away from controlled aerodromes.
  • You must not fly your RPA over any area where, in the event of a loss of control or failure, you create an unreasonable hazard to the safety of people and property on the ground.
  • You must not fly your RPA over or near an area affecting public safety or where emergency operations are underway (without prior approval).
    • This could include situations such as a car crash, police operations, a fire and associated firefighting efforts, and search and rescue.
  • You can only fly one RPA at a time.

Operations within the 3nm radius of an uncontrolled aerodrome or helicopter landing site are possible and lawful providing you do not operate on:

  • the approach and departure path or
  • within the movement area or
  • create a hazard to aircraft that may be using those areas.