Remote Identification Discussion Paper for Public Consultation

We are consulting on the Drone Remote ID Discussion Paper to decide how best to successfully adopt Remote ID for drone use in Australia. Remote ID is technology carried by drones that can provide information about where drones are flying, and supports identifying drone operators and holding them accountable for their actions.

Why we want your input

Due to the increasing use of drones in Australia, and around the world, there is a need for effective tools to monitor their activity. Better information about where drones are operating remains integral to the safe and efficient operation of drones, particularly as airspace in Australia will progressively need to accommodate and integrate a greater amount of diverse aircraft and users. Remote ID technology will be essential to support management of security and compliance, but also for the development of drone traffic management systems.

How you can voice your opinion

After reading the discussion paper linked below, clicking the ‘have your say’ button will lead you to multiple fields to fill out and provide your feedback by Friday 28 July 2023. You can also email us at

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Comments and submissions obtained through public consultation will inform a Policy Impact Analysis process planned for mid-2023.

The Issue

As technology evolves, so too must the enabling environment, including the management of airspace. Remote ID is considered a necessary building block to support the safe and transparent operation of drones in Australia and leading to improved safety, security and accountability outcomes.

The discussion paper highlights the users, uses, benefits and challenges of Remote ID. It describes the two forms of Remote ID being considered for integration in Australia’s airspace, Network Remote ID (NRID) and Broadcast Remote ID (BRID). The discussion paper proposes policy options and relevant questions for consideration.

Some of the broad thematic areas we are looking for feedback on are:

  • Should a Remote ID mandate be developed?
  • Which method of Remote ID would be more beneficial?
  • What impacts would a Remote ID mandate have on drone operators?
  • What are the technical, security, privacy and cost implications of Remote ID?

Relevant documentation

Submissions to be sent to: or through the ‘Have your say’ feature.


14 Jun 2023 15:00 AEST
28 Jul 2023 17:00 AEST
This consultation is closed.

Alternatively please email your completed template submission to