Sydney / Brisbane / Melbourne

Together with event partners, Norton White Lawyers and QBE, the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) is proud to be hosting a series of seminars aimed at providing RPAS operators with knowledge on legal and insurance considerations.

Topics include:

Legal Considerations for RPA Operators

Part A: Key issues for Contractual Terms

  • Review of contractual arrangements for commercial drone operations including key terms and legal requirements
  • Liability of RPA operators – Allocation of Risk and Liability in contracts
  • Compliance with CASA Regulations – who has the obligation under the contract?

Part B: Regulation of RPA Operations

  • Rights of State and Local Government to regulate drone use?
  • Do they have a right to restrict drone use?

QBE RPAS Insurance

  • Accidental Damage Cover – Hull & Third Party Liability
  • Underwriting Information and Considerations
  • Insurance Conditions and Exclusions
  • RPAS Policy Wording – Highlights


The seminars will be held in locations around Australia during October 2018 and will be free to AAUS members.   They will also provide a great networking opportunity for AAUS members in a relaxed atmosphere.


  • Thursday October 4, 2018
  • 5 pm – 7 pm (includes networking and refreshments)
  • Venue: Club York, 95-99 York St, Sydney NSW [details]


  • Thursday October 18, 2018
  • 5 pm – 7 pm (includes networking and refreshments)
  • Venue: Aviation High School, 67 Widdop Street, Clayfield QLD [details]


  • Thursday October 25, 2018
  • 5 pm – 7 pm (includes networking and refreshments)
  • Venue: QBE Level 2, 628 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC [map]



5:00: Welcome:  AAUS

5:10: Legal Considerations for RPAS Operators:  Norton White [presentation]

5:45: RPAS Insurance Considerations: QBE [presentation]

6:15: Networking and refreshments


  • AAUS Members: Free
  • Non – Members: $30

Registration is required for security and catering purposes.  Please register via window below: