Remote Operator Certificate (ReOC)

The Remote Operator Certificate (ReOC) replaces the UAV Controller’s Certificate

A Remote Operator Certificate (ReOC) is required by any business that wants to operate UAVs commercially. The ReOC replaces the “UAV operator’s certificate” as of 29 September 2016.

The process to obtain a Remote Operator Certificate requires you to submit company procedure and policies for CASA to review. CASA provides a template that makes the generation of this document fairly straightforward. There is a fee that CASA requires to process your application. They will review your application and ensure it is valid and your company is compliant.

Once you have been approved by CASA and your company has obtained an ReoC, you are officially ‘licenced’ to fly drones.

Australia drone licensing is controlled by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).