The federal government has launched a new website, drones.gov.au, to bring information on drone rules and regulations together in one place.
The one-stop-shop website is suitable for users in industry, recreational drone users and members of the public.
The website provides:
- Information users need to know in order to comply with the rules
- Links to safety requirements
- A noise self-assessment and approval tool
- A way to submit feedback, concerns or complaints
“The Australian Government recognises the importance of ensuring information on these regulatory requirements and process is clear and accessible to all members of the public, particularly those who own and operate drones or are thinking of doing so in the future,” said the Minister Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King.
“This is going to be a great resource for industry and the general public,” added Reece Clothier, President of the Australian Association for Uncrewed Systems. “As the site grows, industry will benefit from having a single place for information on consultation, stakeholders and collaboration in the sector.”
Research has forecast that the use of drones and eVTOL vehicles in Australia is will support a $14.5 billion increase in GDP over the next 20 years and 10,000 new jobs by 2040.
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