You may need this licence if you intend to operate a Remotely Piloted
Aircraft (RPA) for commercial, government or research purposes. Commercial
purposes are any purpose that is not recreational or sporting. For example, RPA
used for recreational or sporting purposes may include model aircraft, remote
controlled aeroplanes and helicopters, rockets, kites and some drones.
You will not need this licence if you intend to operate a very small RPA weighing
less than 2kg for commercial purposes. Instead, you will need to notify the
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) at least five days before the first
You may not need this licence if you are a private landowner and intend to
carryout commercial-like operations on your land with a small RPA weighing less
than 25kg and where none of the parties involved receive remuneration.
If you intend to operate an RPA that weighs more than 25kg you will need a
Remote Pilot Licence (RePL).
You must comply with the standard operating conditions regardless of the
purpose or type of RPA operated.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.