Our Supporters

AAUS provides industry advocacy for all members of the unmanned systems community, big or small. AAUS is very grateful for the ongoing support from the following companies, who have all taken up one of our corporate sponsorship opportunities with AAUS.

Without their continued support, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the services we do today! Please support us, by supporting them. 

For more information on corporate membership opportunities please Contact Us or visit the corporate membership webpage.

Platinum Corporate Sponsors

Cobham Aviation Services, www.cobhamaviationservices.com

Gold Corporate Sponsors

Northrop Grumman is committed to Australia and helping the Australian Defence Force build its future force. As a leading global security company, Northrop Grumman provides innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernisation to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Please visit www.northropgrumman.com/futureforce for more information.

Insitu Pacific is a leading unmanned systems provider in the Asia-Pacific region. Insitu Pacific designs, develops and operates runway-independent unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for surveillance, intelligence gathering, site or equipment monitoring, surveying, security and safety. With best-in-class technology, Insitu Pacific tailors custom solutions based on your unique needs. For your airborne requirements, our range of UAS include CyberQuad, ScanEagle and Integrator. On the ground, your requirements are covered through a range of iRobot Unmanned Ground Vehicles and McQ Unattended Ground Sensors. Insitu Pacific, located in Queensland, has provided unmanned systems solutions for both commercial and defence customers in the Asia-Pacific region since 2009. Our UAS systems are proven with over 787,000 operational flight hours. Insitu Pacific is a subsidiary of US based Insitu Inc and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. 

For more information please visit www.insitupacific.com.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) delivers situational awareness by providing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions worldwide. GA-ASI is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable RPAS including Predator B, which the company is offering to the Australian Defence Force. Delivering superior Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capabilities, Predator B will be an indispensable asset for safeguarding Australian warfighters from the threats they face operating overseas. An evolutionary leap in RPAS performance and reliability, Predator B flies as fast as 240 knots and has a payload capacity that includes 1364 kg of external stores beneath its wings and another 340 kg on its centreline, allowing flexibility for additional payloads. It has been acquired by the U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force, Italian Air Force, the French Air Force, the Spanish Air Force, as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection (DHS/CBP) and NASA. 

For more information visit www.ga-asi.com.

QBE Insurance, for more information visit https://www.qbe.com.au/business/insurance-for-businesses/specialist-business-insurance/aviation

Also visit QBE web page on AAUS site.

UAVAIR are the premier trainer for Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems. Backed by Australia’s largest aviation training company Basair and Australia’s fastest growing Remote Pilot Operations company Airsight Australia, UAVAIR offer the highest level of qualification available in the commercial sector with links to various industries utilizing drone technology.

UAVAIR deliver a range of RPAS training courses to individuals, businesses, industry and schools.  Studying with UAVAIR opens the door to a wide range of industries utilizing RPAS technology for the efficiencies and value drones can add to a wide range of business operations.

UAVAIR are Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certified and are a nationally recognised training provider under the Australian Qualifications Framework. We are also a proud member of the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems, as well as operating under Registered Training Provider, Basair Aviation College.

For more information, visit uavair.com.au

Thales Australia, for more information visit www.thalesgroup.com.au

Nova Systems is a Professional Service Provider, specialising in the provision of engineering and management services, providing industry and government with world class independent expertise in delivering complex projects and solving technologically challenging problems.

For more information visit http://novasystems.com/

Telstra Corporation, for more information visit www.telstra.com

Creativity is at the heart of every dream. Every idea, every groundbreaking leap that changes our world starts with the vision of talented creators. At DJI, we give these creators the tools they need to bring their ideas to life. Our platforms empower them to capture images that were once out of reach. Our flying and camera stabilization systems redefine camera placement and motion. Amazing photos and video, treasured personal memories, and high-end professional imagery are captured every day, in every corner of the world using DJI products. DJI technology does more than simply enable creators. We push visionaries to go beyond the limits of what is thought possible, inspiring them to inspire the world. We do this through an unparalleled commitment to R&D, a culture of constant innovation and curiosity, and a focus on transforming complex technology into easy-to-use devices. Building on the ethos of “form follows function,” our products combine advanced technology with dynamic designs.

Headquartered in Shenzhen, widely considered China’s Silicon Valley, DJI benefits from direct access to the suppliers, raw materials, and young, creative talent pool necessary for sustained success.
Drawing on these resources, we have grown from a single small office in 2006 to a global workforce. Our offices can now be found in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. As a privately owned and operated company, DJI focuses on our own vision, supporting creative, commercial, and nonprofit applications of our technology.
Today, DJI products are redefining industries. Professionals in filmmaking, agriculture, conservation, search and rescue, energy infrastructure, and more trust DJI to bring new perspectives to their work and help them accomplish feats safer, faster, and with greater efficiency than ever before.

For more information, visit www.dji.com

Silver Corporate Sponsors

Aerosonde is a strategic business of AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company. We bring small unmanned aircraft system capabilities to the military and scientific communities, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Aerosonde’s headquarters, which also serves as the Aerosonde aircraft manufacturing facility, is located in Victoria, Australia. Visit www.aerosonde.com for more information.

Yamaha Motor Australia, for more information visit rmax.yamaha-motor.com.au

DS Australasia (IDS AU) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Italian-based IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi; An independent engineering and systems technologies company providing research, innovation and products in the electromagnetic, radar, air navigation and RPAS fields for both civilian and defence applications. Headquartered in Brisbane with satellite offices in Perth and Canberra, IDS AU provides high level sales and services through Air Navigation, Georadar and Homeland Security / Defence. 

Visit www.idscorporation.com/au for more information.

Measure Australia specialises in enterprise scale drone solutions. Measure Australia understands that while drones offer benefits over traditional technology and methods – cost, access, safety – the data captured is what matters most to clients.  Every day around Australia, Measure Australia’s proprietary Drones as a Service™ meets client specific data needs. Measure Australia is working with leading Australian businesses across a broad range of industries to deliver dramatic cost savings and new data-driven insights and outcomes. Many businesses have unique challenges and requirements. Measure Australia’s bespoke approach and consistent, high quality delivery sets it apart as a commercial partner.  

Visit http://measureaustralia.com.au/

The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) is the leading source of independent expert transport knowledge, advising key decision makers on Australia’s most important challenges. ARRB is a national organisation with over 55 years of experience focussed on delivering a connected and adaptable transport future. ARRB’s member organisations include federal, state and local government bodies responsible for managing the nation’s transport and road networks. ARRB has earned a reputation for independent, scientific integrity and professional excellence and are recognised for out critical role in improving the productivity, safety, sustainability and amenity outcomes for the public.

Visit https://www.arrb.com.au/

Bronze Corporate Sponsors

Commencing operations in 1990 in Melbourne, Australia, Flight Data Systems Pty. Ltd. (FDS) is a specialist company providing aviation products & services to over 250 commercial and military customers worldwide. Flight Data Systems is a local provider that designs, develops, produces and supports a range of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) services.  We offer a range of solutions, including a full turnkey service with fully licensed CASA RPA operators and UAS systems for different commercial applications including asset inspection (pipelines, transmission lines and wind turbines), mapping or surveying of areas or investigations of mission critical areas. http://www.flightdata.com.au

Five Rings Aerospace is an aerospace/aviation consultancy specialising in providing custom design solutions for aircraft modifications and repairs and product design and manufacture. We provide aircraft design services to fixed and rotary wing aircraft operators throughout Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region. We have unique experience designing and operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in both civilian and military domains. Our engineers have developmental and flight test experience of key UAV safety technologies including Detect and Avoid (See-and-Avoid), Automated Separation Assurance and Automated Emergency Landing. Whether you are a platform developer or end-user, we can apply our skills in aircraft design, safety analysis, flight testing, and certification to get your unmanned system flying safely and achieving mission success.

Visit www.fiveringsaero.com.au for more information.

ATMECO Fluid Motion design, implement and maintain critical asset integrity monitoring programs with risk based survey scope and frequency adjustment in response to variations from baseline condition and corresponding threat levels or repair action priority assessment thresholds. ATMECO FluidMotion deploy RPAS platforms, sensors and a data management system that enable fast and efficient collection and distribution of critical asset condition information to the right people cost effectively and safely. Our unique combination of critical asset survey experience, technology and third party endorsed integrated safety management systems deliver condition monitoring surveys across Oil & Gas Production facilities (onshore and offshore) , Utility distribution networks (Gas & Electricity) and Water & Wastewater treatment facilities. ATMECO Fluid Motion RPAS surveys add significant value to process safety management, plant integrity and equipment reliability programs by generating related condition information in a fast, efficient and safe manner.

For more information, please visit http://www.atmeco.com.

For 40 years, AB Phillips has helped businesses save time and money through providing comprehensive insurance and risk products and services. Backed by AUB Group Ltd (ASX: AUB), which ranks among the top insurance broking and risk services groups in Australia & New Zealand, the group manages over $2.5b in GWP (gross written premiums) and more than $700m in FUA (funds under advice).  Visit www.abphillips.com.au

AAUS has partnered with AB Phillips to devise a specialist insurance facility to protect commercial drones and their operators.  More Information on the insurance product.

Acticor is an Australian engineering company which specialises in systems engineering and uninhabited vehicle systems. Development projects involve substantial risks, including those associated with cost, schedule, performance, quality and safety. Acticor reduces risks through the application of systems engineering, ensuring the successful delivery of projects involving complex systems. With 20 years’ experience in uninhabited vehicle systems and defence, Acticor operates across the lifecycle from concept development and tendering through to in-service support and disposal.

Acticor is ready to assist with your next mission-critical systems development project.

Visit www.acticor.com.au for more information.

AOS specialises in the revolutionary are field of autonomous and semi-autonomous systems. Applications include UAV’s, UVG’s, and UUV’s, as well as oil production management and advanced military and heavy industry simulation and training systems. Our COTS software products JACK® and C-BDI provide decision-making and decision-support capabilities for both commercial and safety-critical systems, with C-BDI specifically designed to be amenable to safety case assurance. AOS is a consortium partner in the UK’s ASTRAEA Programme and key customers include BAES: Rolls-Royce; UK Ministry of Defence; DSTO, Boeing R&T; Lockheed Martin; Northrop Grumman Information Systems and Statoil. First released in 1998, AOS’s operational autonomous software now covers the full spectrum of applications from intelligent systems helping experts solve mission-critical problems, to fully autonomous systems that independently perform tasks delegated by humans. http://aosgrp.com

CAE is a global leader in delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. The company designs and integrates the industry’s most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of 8,000 employees, world-leading simulation technologies and a track record of service and technology innovation spanning seven decades. CAE’s global presence is the broadest in the industry, with 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries and the world’s largest installed base of flight simulators.

Each year, CAE trains more than 120,000 civil and defence crew members, as well as thousands of healthcare professionals.  


SGS HART Aviation: Trusted RPAS Services from a global leader in Aviation. When operating Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, (RPAS, UAVs, Drones), professional aviation safety standards, training and risk management strategies are imperative for continual safety performance and assurance. As a world leader in quantifying and qualifying risk management and protection strategies in all areas of general aviation and RPAS activities, we set the benchmark for RPAS standards. Identifying and treating the risks in RPAS operations is the speciality of SGS HART Aviation, who are leading the way in RPAS risk management and safety initiatives. Our consulting, auditing and specialised training services help RPAS operators and end users to: Demonstrate a verifiable commitment to quality and safety; Ensure compliance, due diligence and corporate responsibility; Comply with national and international regulations and recommended practices, industry specifications and client requirements; Ensure your personnel have adequate training and competency. 

To discuss your RPAS requirements, contact SGS today: aviation.sgs.com.

We design and manufacture high performance, lightweight, gyro stabilized camera payloads for ISR applications.

For more than a decade, UAV Vision has supplied UAV Camera and UAV Gimbal systems and Firmware the world over.
Our high quality, stable video systems are successfully utilised on a vast selection of platforms from Fixed Wing, Rotary, Drones, Lighter than Air and Marine craft. Our talented and skilled team offer the very best in creating solutions for your unique requirements as well as putting together packages that meet your desired budget and specifications. 

With field proven systems in use across 100’s of Border Surveillance, Fire Fighting, Wildlife Spotting, Disaster Management, Crowd Monitoring and Infrastructure Inspection applications in dozens of countries. As a market leading solution for high performance ISR Payloads, UAV Vision are well positioned to exceed market expectation in the supply and maintenance of in demand systems that offer consistently high quality and reliable UAV solutions. And, with our diverse skill set in developing and offering innovative applications to the UAV marketplace, UAV Vision remains the first choice of many who require a specific custom solution or modification as well as standard product supply. 

For more information, visit www.uavvision.com

Select Solutions is an innovative, adaptable and experienced provider of infrastructure asset management services. We partner with network owners in the essential infrastructure sector to help monitor, maintain and optimise the performance of their assets.  We specialise in the utilities and transport sectors and are a recognised leader in end to end metering connections across Australia.  Established in 2009, Select Solutions now has almost 1000 employees nationally and was accredited as an Aon Hewitt “Best Employer” in 2014, as well as achieving an independent customer satisfaction index well above the industry standard from the Wallis Group in 2014.  Given the environments we operate in, we have a great appreciation of the importance to keep our people safe, along with the general public and the assets we are working with. Across our business we have embedded a safety culture program, missionZero, which is a consideration in everything we do.  We create value and drive improved business performance for all of our customers.

Visit www.select-solutions.com.au for more information.

C3X is one of Australia’s leading aerial imagery, drone and autonomous system solution providers.  We empower our clients with information to make smarter decisions.  We operate in all States and Territories, regional and metropolitan areas across Australia. Our clients include some of the worlds leading companies across key sectors including agriculture, engineering, infrastructure, real estate, utilities, and government.

Call our C3X solutions team on 1300 239 200 or visit us at www.C3X.com.au

The Insititute for Drone technology is the education & training arm of Freedom Drone Sports™.  Our vision is to be a place where experts in drone technology and the industrial applications of drones can share their knowledge and skills with the world. We help individuals and organisations understand the revolutionary benefits of drone technology, and gain the skills to implement drone technology in their workplaces.  For more information, please visit www.dronetechinstitute.com

Watsons offers an extensive range of professional services with access to all of the professional disciplines necessary to successfully revolutionise land.  For more information, visit www.watsons.net.au

Ansvar Insurance https://www.ansvar.com.au/

Specialising in events marketing and media. We will capture your event or project from an eye opening aerial perspective. We also do LOS (Line of Site) survey for communications towers, Industrial asset and infrastructure inspection, Site aerial mapping for proposed projects & Construction site progression/ verification imagery, Insurance imagery for claims or historical data, Marine & Land environmental survey & monitoring, Do you have a recent Architectural project you want to promote or just some aerial shots to help sell your property? 

For more information, visit www.drone-vision.com.au

Chris Watson is proud to live in rural Australia. With 12 years photographic experience he has recently embraced the use of drones to capture the beauty of our land from a new and exciting perspective. As a result Chris is now a CASA certified drone controller with 400+ safe flights completed.

For more information, visit www.farmpix.com.au

Aerial Advantage was established by Anthony Shorten, an experienced aerial photographer and cinematographer and Mark Slater, a night rated helicopter pilot specialising in aerial filming.

Our first mission was to satisfy the growing market for helicopter based professional aerial photography and cinematography. After building a reputable business servicing the helicopter aerial film and photo market, we recognised the low-level aerial photography and filming market was on the cusp of a technological revolution. Instead of entering this field using existing techniques (blimp/ pole), we decided innovation was the only way forward.

Our initial push into the drone sector hit full swing in 2011 and after 2 years of working with CASA we became one of the first companies in Australia to offer both CASA certified drone and helicopter services. Today our drone services have grown to become a daily part of our operations. Our continuing focus is providing fast professional service no matter what camera platform or type of aerial work we undertake.

For more information, visit www.aerialadvantage.com.au

Aerial Life Photography

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/AerialLifePhotography/

SME Corporate Sponsors

Established in Victoria in early 2013, Australian UAV has been rapidly growing to now have offices across Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia, with more around the corner. The company has been established by experienced consulting engineers, scientists and film industry professionals with a focus on professionalism, safety and high quality product delivery.

Having completed over 3000 flights for commercial, private and government clients, Australian UAV is one of the country’s most experienced and professional drone operators.

We are certified by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (certificate #CASA.UOC.0057) and hold all necessary public liability, professional liability and workcover insurances.

For more information, visit www.auav.com.au

Bask Industries was founded in 2008 with the long term goal to provide customers with access to high quality products and services in many different industries. Currently we have two divisions; Aerospace and Engineering.

Bask Aerospace was recently setup as a specialised division of Bask Engineering. Currently working on UAVs and related technologies. 

Visit baskaerospace.com.au for more information.

The Directors at Guava Insights have provided strategic consulting to Australia’s largest organisations around leveraging cutting-edge technologies for over 20 years.

Leveraging this vast experience and employing certified professionals in the field, Guava Insights can prepare and arm your business with all the components necessary for a successful US program. This includes Strategy, Process Improvement, Project Delivery, Technical Platforms, Regulatory Compliance and Outsourcing.

For more information, visit www.guavainsights.com.au

OceanX Group consults, designs, manufactures and inspects advanced underwater systems and structures.

The company was founded in 2016 to revolutionize ocean technology while protecting Oceans, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live underwater.

For more information, visit oceanxgroup.org

ScientificAerospace have been developing high quality commercial remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) since 2006 and providing multi-rotor RPAS training since 2012.

Their market leading cyberQuad and TopoDrone 4Scight RPAS have been developed specifically to address the inspection and surveying industries respectively and are capable of carrying high quality sensors, take-off and landing vertical, and reliably fly autonomously, even in high winds. The aircraft employ inherently safe designs, with direct drive brushless motors, non-conductive airframes and enclosed ducted fans, which are efficiently engineered to be easily transported and rapidly deployed.

Visit us at sci.aero

Blue sky vision media is an integrated and diverse provider of UAV services. Our heavy lift multi rotor endurance platforms can carry interchangeable camera and sensory payloads providing flexibility for commercial applications including IR technology and collection of high quality vision and data.

Our services include

  1. Aerial photography and videography assignments,
  2. Post production data manipulation,
  3. Aerial inspection with IR technology,
  4. Training consultancy services including RTO compliance management,
  5. Reseller and distribution arrangements for high quality products to support aerial platform developers and high end aerial photography / videography.

To see our full range of services go to www.blueskyvisionmedia.com.au or contact Scott on 0409 940 817

Cloud9 Aerial Photography, for more information please visit www.cloud9.com.au.

At Digital Falcon we specialise in remote sensing for environmental monitoring and precision agriculture. We provide a complete service from data collection and post processing to visualisation and online collaboration tools. What differentiates Digital Falcon from other operators is our ability to capture scientific grade data and develop custom image analysis algorithms for your specific application.

For more information, visit www.digitalfalcon.com.au

UAS International, for more information please visit www.uasinternational.com.

Dexata is a proven supplier of breakthrough analytic capabilities within the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) domain. Experts in real time analytics at big-data scale, our systems convert huge volumes of track data into qualified, actionable intelligence. We maximise the value of your existing ISR infrastructure, intelligence and people, to dramatically raise your comprehension of unfolding events.  

Dexata’s technology, Horus, helps by removing the noise of ordinary tracking activity and highlighting the extraordinary. Horus correlates and quantifies the components of knowledge that underpin decision-making in Surveillance, minimising the cost of decisions and freeing up skilled people to do more productive things. 

For more information, visit www.dexata.com

DBC Group, for more information visit dbcgroup.com.au

Natura Pacific is an award winning social enterprise that aims to reconnect communities with nature. We provide awareness, resources, and the assistance for our clients to play their part in making our community more sustainable. Natura Pacific operates using two symbiotic pillars to the business: Natura Consulting and Natura Education. Natura Consulting provides expert environmental consulting services to clients large and small across multiple industries. Our clients include some of the Asia-Pacific region’s largest developing businesses and organisations such as Origin, Powerlink and Oxfam as well as state and national governments. Natura Education operates using 100% of net profit generated from Natura Consulting, with educators delivering scientifically-based and curriculum-aligned environmental programs to over 130 institutions, from early learning centres and schools right through to university students and community groups.

For more information, visit http://www.natura-pacific.com/

Drone Inspections WA was established in response to the increasing demand for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the private and public sectors. DIWA has a growing presence within Western Australia with extensive knowledge in inspections, NDT, rope access, scaffolding, refineries, oil and gas as well as mine sites. We are constantly networking with the general public and drone companies alike to provide high quality accurate information which will assist in better decision making, reducing the risks to people, assets and also reducing operating cost and increasing profitability.

Our main area of operations consists of aerial surveying, mapping, imaging, real estate, property management, insurance claims, crop propagation, aerial spraying, and quantity surveys but to name a few.

For more information, visit www.droneinspectionswa.com.au

Regional Drones, for more information visit www.regionaldrones.com.au

At Av Insure we have a true understanding of the aviation industry because we are in the industry ourselves. We can provide you with a clear explanation of the aviation specific insurances and how your existing union or industry funds align with income protection and other types of life insurance.

For more information, visit www.av-insure.com.au

Capital Aircraft Services.

For more information, visit www.capair.com.au

Sky Images Australia is one of the largest and most experienced full service UAV companies in Australia with a Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) UAV Operators Certificate (OC) to operate our specialised radio-controlled aircraft.

Sky Images specialize in high definition, close-range aerial cinematography, photography and data acquisition for commercial and residential property, advertising agencies, production companies, property developers and television producers. 

For more information, visit www.skyimages.com.au

Tickety View.

For more information visit www.ticketyview.com

SOAPdrones, for more information visit www.soapdrones.com

Established in 2008, we are a company dedicated to providing aviation expertise, RPAS training, UAV training, drone training, UAV courses, drone courses, RPAS courses and consultation to Australian Business.We describe ourselves as “your partner in aviation” and our motto “facilitating flight” describes our commitment to ensuring any aviation activity can be made straight forward and stress free for our partners. Call us today about a remote pilot licence, remote operator certificate, UAV controller certificate or UAV operator certificate.

Our team are real world aviators who have built careers gathering data from manned aircraft; The same data that is now collected by drones in heavy industry, agriculture and media.

Gaining your qualifications from us means that you will be taught and supported by operators that understand your requirements. It is our goal to assist our partners to achieve their goals safely and efficiently so that there is a healthy unmanned aviation industry far into the future.

For more information, visit aviassist.com.au

Altitude Imaging is a CASA certified professional aerial imaging, survey & inspection company. We employ a team of professional CASA licensed UAV Controllers and industry specialists with backgrounds in media and engineering. Our team is the heart and soul of our business. On site we are always friendly and accommodating when approached by the general public. Altitude’s team will always take the time to explain why we are operating in the area. The Altitude team understands that when you engage us, we represent you on site and we continually strive to impress. Our position as an industry leader is due to our highly skilled team, their experience and professionalism combined with industry leading UAV / Drone Systems.  

Altitude Imaging operates on a culture underpinned by 5 values: Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence and above all we are Safe.  

For more information, visit altitude-imaging.com

For more information, visit www.xrotor.com.au

Western Advance has been operating for over 20 years, supported by a team of technical and commercial experts with over five decades of combined industry experience.

Our turnkey solutions encompass design, engineering, and installation, procurement, commissioning and ongoing after sales support. Our people are the foundation of our success, a dedicated and safety-focused team who deliver the best outcomes with a strong commitment to quality.

We strongly believe in conducting business in a fair and transparent manner, creating social, environmental and economic value add for our stakeholders. 

For more information, visit www.westernadvance.com


Above OZ offers a unique mix of expertise in aviation, with years of experience in the film and television world. From our roots in the creation of moving images, we answered the call for aerial vision by developing Above Oz.

Now, as Adelaide’s leading RPAS company we have developed an impressive client list, shooting TV programs, advertisements and corporate promotional videos nation wide. But with demand from a wide range of clients we are now flying missions for scientific research with leading universities, real estate, geological photogrammetry, local councils, car racing; the applications of remote flying continue to grow.

With so much expertise on hand, the logical next step was to teach others in this exciting new industry. We are now CASA certified to teach the Remote Pilot License course, so whether you are a scientist, electrical linesman, farmer, cinematographer or school leaver, we can train you as a professional pilot in this fast growing industry.

For more information, visit aboveoz.com.au

Hyper Social delivers training, strategy and marketing services in social media. We help you build relationships with potential clients and foster stronger connections with existing ones. Most importantly we love what we do and think that it shows in our work (which feels like a big adult playground to us anyway).

We take amazing tourism products and destinations to market – in a noisy digital world!

We work with innovative tourism organisations to take regional destinations and their products to market… via digital.  This generation of travelers speak digital. Your destination needs to.

For more information, visit hypersocial.com.au

Australian Droid and Robot has a UAV Operator’s Certificate (the piece of paper from CASA that allows us to fly drones above ground commercially) and we are properly insured for your piece mind.

We offer a limited number of UAV services and are always interested to see how we can help you achieve your task.
Our strong Engineering background and experience helps us to deliver a quality product that you simply can not obtain from hobbyist level operators. We also believe that we have some of the best competition proven remote pilots that will deliver a professional service.

For more information, visit www.australiandroid.com.au

Australasian Thermographers Association (ATA) is the peak Industry Body for Thermographers in Australiasia established in 2010.

ATA is an association for all those involved in Infrared Thermography, created to support and help unite Thermographers. Whether you are a professional Thermographer, or just interested in Infrared imaging, you will find ATA can help through membership and the website.

For information, visit http://www.atandt.com.au/

Praxis Aeronautics.

For more information, visit www.praxisaeronautics.com.au

Ninox Robotics provides tailored RPAS services for a variety of industries.

Our services are well suited for operations over extensive areas, or where an area must be covered fast and frequently.  A team can be deployed to almost any location in Australia.

For more information, visit ninox-robotics.com

Southern Cross Drones was founded and opened its first office in August 2016, bringing on board  team with broad range of skills and experience.  From scientists to engineers to aviators to information technology security professionals, drone enthusiasts and vendor management specialists.  They are our strength, source of innovation that make Southern Cross Drones a great Unmanned Aerial Systems company.  Fueled with a mission to help customers with finding the best solution when embarking on their own drone programs and to get access to drone support in a way which better fits their operations and cost profiles.  In a rapidly developing market largely comprised of drone manufacturers, Southern Cross Drones strives to set the example for how drone technology will develop and grow in the future.

For more information, visit southerncrossdrones.com

The MapStat team brings over 20 years of expertise to every job.

With experience in remote sensing, geophysics, mapping, environmental studies, heritage and remote area fieldwork, MapStat’s 360° detail will help you make better, more informed resource management decisions.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are commonly known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones. RPAS allows aerial data to be acquired in a way that is safer and more efficient than traditional methods.  MapStat uses a mix of RPAS technology, both fixed wing and multirotor, to ensure that the right craft is chosen for the job.  With a professional attitude, we are experienced in conducting risk assessments and safety is of the utmost importance.

For more information, visit http://www.mapstat.com.au/#

RPAS Australia, for more information, visit www.rpasaustralia.com.au

As Gold Aero is a Canberra start-up providing drone services and inspiration for learning. Aerial photography and videos can provide new data insights, increase savings and improve safety for asset inspections, agriculture, surveying, mapping and emergency services. Aerial services will commence on 29 September 2016 with our Remote Pilot, who is certified by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.Public outreach and education services are already under way, starting with the Micro-drone Dome at National Science Week.  

For more information, visit asgoldaero.com.au

Global Drone Designs.

For more information, visit gdronesolutions.com

Elevo is a niche UAV service provider, offering data-driven UAV services to clients in the resources, waste, agriculture, infrastructure, and environmental science industries. We take a results-oriented approach to our work. This means that we spend time finding out exactly what type, quality and quantity of data is required. Only once that is established can we come up with a workflow utilising the latest in UAV (and other) technologies to deliver relevant and accurate results. Elevo is based in Perth with experience operating UAVs across WA, and internationally including New Zealand and West Africa.

We’re happy to travel and may be available to mobilise at short notice if required.

Visit www.elevo.com.au

Nathan Roy is the owner/director for Aerobugs. He has been farming strawberries for over 20 years and saw a need for UAV use in agriculture. His very first UAV was built around his dining room table! Nathan has attended numerous workshops and seminars with Strawberries Australia, CSIRO and DAFF which gives him enormous amounts of primary industry knowledge for primary industries. He is well respected throughout various industries and states in Australia. Team this with a love of robotics and innovation and you have a winner! Nathan has developed and continues to develop new ways for farmers to save money and potentially increase yields, something all agricultural business owners want! He works alongside his wife and business partner, who runs the office, and his 4 children are always close by and involved.

For more information, visit aerobugs.com.au

Upson Downs Imaging Services.

Visit upsondowns.vpweb.com.au/default.html

Mechalithiq is an automation and robotics systems developer for agricultural applications. The company’s purpose is to bring technological advances to farming situations for bettering the farmer’s productivity, easing workload on the farmer and reducing operational costs. 

For more information, visit http://mechalithiq.com/

Finlease is Australia’s leading and possibly the largest Commercial Finance brokering firm accredited with most Australian financial institution.  Established for more than 25 years, we provide over $450 million in equipment and commercial finance per year to an extensive range of industry and equipment.  We have a dedicated Aviation Finance team that specializes in financing a wide variety of aviation related assets –  fixed wing & rotary aircrafts, Ground support Equipment ,UAV & Drones.  We are members at the Regional Aviation Association of Australia & Aerial Application Associations of Australia.   

For more information, contact Amit Choski or visit www.finlease.com.au

Here, at Spectre UAV Concepts, we specialise in the creative use of the emerging unmanned aircraft technologies. We use drones of varying sizes and capabilities to deliver unparalleled results. Whether it be a Thermal Infrared inspection of power lines, solar farms, livestock where access is limited and conventional methods are time consuming and costly. Or rapidly and efficiently mapping out your construction site. Our fleet of drones will have you in the picture within minutes, all the while providing a much greater degree of safety to your staff and site. Stand out from the crowd with our exceptional photography, Our professional photographers will showcase your home/site to its fullest in this tough market or have us capture those once in a lifetime special moments at your wedding!

For more information, visit www.spectreuavconcepts.com.au

Academic Sponsors

The School of Engineering at RMIT University is Australia’s top-ranked school for Aerospace Engineering. The RMIT UAS Research Team leads research into unmanned aircraft systems within the University. The RUASRT has a focus on delivering innovative research and with real world outcomes. Some of our research partners include: USAF Research Laboratory, Defence Science Institute, Defence Science & Technology Group, Boeing Research & Technology Australia, Northrop Grumman, Thales Australia, Flight Data Systems, StopRotor, and Aerosonde. The Team has broad expertise in systems engineering and design, aerodynamics, sensing and mapping, safety and certification. Visit www.rmit.edu.au or www.ruasrt.com to find out more.

For more information please visit sydney.edu.au.

QUT.  For more information please visit https://research.qut.edu.au/ras/research/aerospace-autonomy/

NQ Dry Tropics, for more information visit www.nqdrytropics.com.au