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National Emerging Aviation Technologies Consultation

The department is committed to working closely with industry to progress emerging aviation technologies in Australia.

Public Consultation - Drone Noise Regulations

A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on drone and emerging aviation technology noise regulations is available for comment.

Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for proposed reform to Remotely Piloted Aircraft and electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft noise regulations PDF: 1210 KB

The RIS has been developed in response to recommendations of the Review of the Air Navigation (Aircraft Noise) Regulations 2018 – Remotely Piloted Aircraft & Specialised Aircraft. More information on the review can be found at Noise Regulation Review for RPA and Specialised Aircraft.

The RIS outlines four regulatory options and recommends Option 3 as a flexible approach to better manage noise impacts from emerging aviation technologies. We welcome your views and feedback on the options outlined in the RIS. Feedback will inform the development of amendments to the Air Navigation (Aircraft Noise) Regulations 2018.

Please email your responses to The consultation period for responses closes on 4 October 2021. Responses will be published unless they are market confidential.

National Emerging Aviation Technologies Consultative Committee

The National Emerging Aviation Technologies Consultative Committee (the Committee) is the principle multilateral forum through which the department engages with industry stakeholders.

Following the release of the National Emerging Aviation Technologies Policy Statement, the Committee met on 9 June 2021. Outcomes from the meeting can be found below:

Drones Mailbox

If you have any questions, feedback or would like further information regarding the department’s National Emerging Aviation Technologies policy, please contact us at