November 27 – 28, 2021, Shellharbour Airport, NSW

Wings over Illawarra

NSW Drone Expo

(featuring the AAUS “Growth Through Collaboration” networking event
Saturday 27 November

AAUS has partnered with Wings Over Illawarra to present the inaugural NSW Drone Expo, featuring our own B2B event, “Growth Through Collaboration”.

Growth Through Collaboration is a two-hour free networking event featuring WGCDR Keirin Joyce, Dan Gaffney, Chief Operations Officer at Surf Life Saving NSW, KC Wong from the University of Sydney and representatives from the AAUS. Places for this event are limited, so register early.

Tickets for both the Drone Expo and AAUS’s Growth Through Collaboration are now available. 

The NSW Drone Expo will be an annual showcase of the latest and greatest in drone technology along with some amazing flying demonstrations, and is a very welcome addition to Wings Over Illawarra.

The drone expo will be held in a huge 20m x 20m marquee to showcase drone flying demonstrations and product test flights.

The Australian Defence Force drone racing teams will be attending and will be conducting drone racing demonstrations across the weekend.

The NSW Drone Expo will showcase UAV manufacturers, retailers, flying schools and service providers along with professional advice from government regulators and industry experts.

Displays of UAVs of all types including Australian Defence Force military drones, commercial and recreational.

Reduced Exhibition Available for AAUS Members

The NSW Drone Expo will feature Drone Racing and offer a fantastic opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services to a wide audience.


The event is held at the picturesque Shellharbour Airport (formerly Wollongong / Illawarra Regional Airport), and just 80 kilometres south of Sydney and within easy reach of Canberra.


Expected attendance of over 30,000, providing a magnificent opportunity for the drone industry in Australia to showcase the latest technology to thousands of attendees and network within this dynamic and fast growing industry.

In addition to showcasing products and services, the NSW Drone Expo will provide businesses with the opportunity to showcase the capabilities of their drones in the netted drone demonstration enclosure. This enclosure will also provide exhibitors with the opportunity of allowing potential buyers the chance to test fly their products.

The NSW Drone Expo will consist of shell scheme exhibitor sites housed in a large 20m x 20m marquee featuring a huge netted drone racing and demonstration enclosure.

More information is available on the NSW Drone Expo page or by downloading the NSW Drone Expo Exhibitor Information Document.

Exhibitor Fees
Exhibitor fees include entry to the two days of the public airshow. Exhibitor space consists of shell scheme stands housed in a large 20m x 20m marquee.

The exhibitor stands area of the marquee will have a plywood floor.


AAUS member and non member
3m x 3m (9m²) – $2,500 + GST

  • Ready built 3m x 3m and 3m x 2m shell scheme units with 2.4m high Velcro compatible wall panels.
  • Digitally printed 38cm high fascia containing the exhibitor’s business name.
  • 2 Spotlights on arms.
  • 1 x 5-amp power outlet.
  • A listing in the NSW Drone Expo exhibitor directory within the airshow souvenir program and a listing with logo on the NSW Drone Expo exhibitors’ page of the Wings Over Illawarra website and mobile app.