If your drone (Remotely Piloted Aircraft – RPA) weighs less than 2 kilograms, you can operate it commercially, providing you notify CASA and follow the standard operating conditions. This form has been designed to ASSIST you in applying some common-sense rules that are designed to keep everyone safe; protecting other people in the air and on the ground. To operate outside of these conditions, it is your responsibility to determine if you need to be licensed. For more information on flying RPAs/drones in Australia go to http://www.casa.gov.au/drones
Remember, this checklist is a broad reflection of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations Part 101 and do not include all the regulations you must follow. You must abide by all the regulations detailed in Part 101. If you don’t you could face enforcement action, including large fines and possible jail time.