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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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...

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ACUO – CASA Executive Meeting Discusses Regulatory Enforcement

The President of ACUO, Mr Joe Urli, met with CASA’s CEO & Director of Aviation Safety, Mr Mark Skidmore, on March 8th to discuss a raft of issues of high...

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Qld Meet & Greet

The ACUO will be hosting an informal meet and greet gathering next Friday at a convenient location central to SEQ operators. The ACUO will provide a moderate bar and nibbles tab.

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Call for launch of South Pacific airspace safety initiative

The association of Australian Certified UAV Operators (ACUO) is calling for the establishment of a Federal multiagency working party to look at how Australia can aid South Pacific nations develop...