skip to content
Law Handbook banner image

Operating Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for Hire or Reward

A person operating a Very small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for hire or reward:

  • Must give the Civil Aviation Safety Authority notice in writing at least five business days before commencement of the operation [reg 101.371,101.372 Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Cth)];
  • Must give notice in writing to CASA of any changes in the event or the matter within 21 days business days of the change, event or matter occurring [reg 101.373]; and
  • Must operate within standard operating conditions [reg 101.238] if do not have a remote pilots licence or an operators certificate [reg 101.237 (3)(b)].

Small, medium and large RPA being flown for reward are not excluded operations and therefore need an appropriate remote pilots licence and/or operators certificate [reg 101.237].

Operating Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for Hire or Reward  :  Last Revised: Wed Dec 12th 2018
The content of the Law Handbook is made available as a public service for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice. See Disclaimer for details. For free and confidential legal advice in South Australia call 1300 366 424.