If you use a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (drone) for business or 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 visit https://www.casa.gov.au/drones/accreditation.
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 https://www.casa.gov.au/drones/register.
Accreditation and Registration for commercial drones is required by 20th January 2021. Accreditation is free and valid for 3 years, drone registration is free until June 2021 and valid for 1 year.
From 28 January 2021, fines up to $11,100 can be issued for unregistered commercial drones and unaccredited drone operators.
If you or your business uses drones, speak to us about how you can be automatically covered under a public liability policy.