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.

With the largest membership of certified Operators in Australia, ACUO is the peak industry body for the unmanned sector of aviation. The membership consists of OC holders (Ordinary members), RePL holders (Associate members) and related industry professionals (Industry members), representing the wider commercial RPAS industry across all states & territories. The Management Committee is elected annually from the membership to promote the benefits of professional RPAS Operators, and to protect the industry from unnecessary burden.

Latest Articles

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QLD Unmanned Systems Strategy Consultation Highlights Need for National Approach

The release of a consultation paper exploring development of a Queensland State unmanned systems industry strategy highlights the need for a corresponding national plan for the rapidly growing sector according...

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Time to Build an Australian National Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) System

The Association of Certified UAV Operators (ACUO) is calling for the Federal Government to launch a program to design, develop and implement a continent-wide unmanned traffic management (UTM) system as...

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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.