My solution was to produce a flow chart which walks you through the various scenarios based on the most important question - are you a recreational or a commercial drone owner. Hopefully, by following through the chart you can see where you stand in terms of the mountains of legislative bullshit that the Australian government has decided to heap on (most) drone owners.
The information in this chart is accurate as of December 2021 and I will try and keep it as up-to-date as possible as the rules and the fees change. I actually phoned CASA directly clarify several things, so I'm pretty sure it's accurate, but if you do notice an error, please email me. If you like the chart, please don't copy it, but just link to this page as I intend on keeping the chart updated as the rules change.
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