Welcome to ACUO

In these pages you can find a wealth of industry information, find a CASA certified UAV Operator, find information regarding the association and its members, and links to important information and news about unmanned aviation & the operation of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace.

The Members area also includes a Library of past & current UAS publications relevant to commercial UAS operations, and a Forum for dialogue with network partners & industry peers.

ACUO is the peak industry body for the unmanned sector of aviation in Australia and is run for certified UAV operators, by certified UAV Operators. The current Management Committee is made up of certified UAV Operators from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, but ACUO represents all certified UAV Operators across all states and territories.

Latest Articles

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Federal Transport Minister Announces New Drone Safety Review

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester has today announced a review of aviation safety regulation in relation to the operation of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), commonly known as drones.

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Drone Safety Review a Welcome Start – Doesn’t Address Immediate Safety Issues

The association of Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc. (ACUO) has welcomed today's announcement for a Drone Safety Review by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester MP. 

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ACUO welcomes Defence plan for local RPAS design, development and rolling manufacture


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Australia’s New Drone Rules: New Devils in the Details

Whilst the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority has sought to widely promote its new drone rules as a boon for industry, devils reside in the detail and safety stands to...