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Your feedback, comments and complaints help us to better understand and address community or industry concerns.


Consultation is a critical part of policy design, development and implementation. This page provides an opportunity for consultation on policies and initiatives for drones and emerging aviation technologies.

The Australian Government consults extensively with community, industry and research organisations, as well as state, territory and local governments, to help inform the development of emerging aviation technologies policy and projects. 

Current consultation

Consultation is now open on the Remote Identification Discussion Paper to decide how best to successfully adopt Remote ID for drone use in Australia. Visit the Have Your Say page to provide your feedback by Friday 28 July 2023, or email us at

Consultation is now open for the drafted Don't pry when you fly: Privacy considerations for drone use guidelines until 11 August 2023. Feedback can be provided via the department's Have Your Say page or by emailing

To provide views or feedback outside of the consultation process, please get in touch through the Have Your Say page.

Forthcoming consultation

Future consultation opportunities will be listed here.

This list will be updated on a regular basis as projects progress toward open consultation on this website.

National Emerging Aviation Technologies Consultative Committee

The National Emerging Aviation Technologies Consultative Committee (the Committee) is the principal forum through which the Department engages with the industry.

The Committee meets regularly to ensure industry views are incorporated into future initiatives. See the outcomes below.

Past consultations

Infrastructure planning guidelines for drone delivery services (November 2022)

The aim of the consultation was to ensure the guidelines are fit for purpose to manage the expected growth of drone operations in Australia in a manner that is safe, nationally consistent and considerate of the community and environment.

Submissions received will inform the final version of the drone delivery guidelines which will be available on in mid-2023.

A summary of public consultation outcomes is available here.


National Aviation Policy Issues Paper on Emerging Aviation Technologies (September 2020)

This paper was the first step towards developing a national policy for the management of drones and other emerging aviation technologies. The key focus of the issues paper was to:

  • identify key opportunities and risks associated with these technologies;
  • outline current approaches for managing issues; and
  • propose the future policy direction.

Submissions to the paper, alongside broader community and industry consultation and extensive research informed the National Emerging Aviation Technologies Policy Statement.


Noise regulation review (2019)

In 2019 the department reviewed noise regulations to determine the potential impact of drones, urban air mobility aircraft and specialised aircraft, such as supersonic jets and historic warbirds.