Do you need a licence ?
There are two categories of drone use in Australia: COMMERCIAL and RECREATIONAL.
Pilots of commercial drones (2kg+) must hold a remote pilot licence and have an operator’s certificate (or be employed by someone who has one).
Drones under 2kg and used for commercial purposes can fly in the ‘excluded’ category but must register details with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
Recreational drones don’t require registration or a licence. Note: Strictly speaking the word ‘drone’ refers to a fully autonomous craft that operates without outside guidance.
The craft that are commonly referred to as drones today are actually Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).