Furthermore, drone owners will have to pay a registration fee from July 2019, similar to the fee paid by the owners of vehicle, should they wish to fly their aerodynamic contraptions.
ABC reports that the move will allow police to track down wrong-doers and better understand who owns what type of drone, and what areas those drones are in.
Drones that weigh more than 250g will have to pass an online education course and register their drone, according to a policy prepared by CASA. Registration fees will vary depending on the type of device you have and the purpose of it’s use. They fees could range from 420 to $160 annually.
So, if you have a child asking for a drone this Christmas – it might be wise to take into consideration the registration and licencing fees!
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