Drone Accreditation - Australian Government


If you're flying a drone or model aircraft for fun or under the excluded categories 'sub 2 kg' or 'flying over your own land', you'll need to get accredited - regardless of the weight of your drone. This accreditation demonstrates that you understand the drone safety rules that protect you and the safety of other people when you fly.

If you hold a remote pilot licence (RePL), this accreditation will not be needed.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for accreditation you must:

  • be at least 16 years old
  • provide proof of identification, e.g. Australian birth certificate, Australian citizenship certificate, foreign passport or ImmiCard
  • have an aviation reference number (ARN)
  • have a myCASA account.


3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Drone Safety Rules (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 Australian Government

Additional information

To get accredited, you will need to watch a short safety video and pass an online test.

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Mailing address: CASA National Headquarters
16 Furzer Street
Phillip, Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 17 57
Email: rpas@casa.gov.au
Website: Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Opens in new window)