Canberra, March 29-30, 2022

The Australian Association for Uncrewed Systems’ “RPAS in Australian Skies 2022” conference is an important strategic event aimed at the continuing discussion on the safe integration of RPAS into Australian Airspace.  It is supported by key government and industry participants and has established itself as a landmark event in the Australian RPAS calendar.


Registration is now open for RPAS in Australian Skies 2022. Early bird discounts are available on select registrations until 5pm, Friday January 21, 2022.

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The conference will feature the AAUS Gala Dinner and Industry Awards on Tuesday, March 29th, 2022.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner can be purchased at the same time as your conference registration by ticking the Gala Dinner box on the ticket type.

As the event is being run as a hybrid event, there are in person and virtual registrations links. Please ensure you register using the correct event link.

Registration costs:

In Person

AAUS Members – $595 early bird / $695 after Jan 21, 2022
Government/Defence – $595 early bird / $695 after Jan 21, 2022
Non Members – $695 early bird / $795 after Jan 21, 2022
Academic – $395
Gala Dinner – $150

Virtual (no early bird discounts available)

AAUS Members – $290
Government/Defence – $290
Non Members – $350

Event Themes

The themes will cover:

  • Policy and Regulatory updates from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, CASA, AirServices Australia and the Australian Defence Force relating to the use of emerging aviation technology in Australia.
  • UAS Traffic Management (UTM), low level airspace, integrated airspace systems challenges and opportunities.
  • Industry challenges and perspectives
  • Continuing development of a professional and safe industry.
  • ATSB RPAS data and trends
  • Emerging technology and innovative solutions enabling integration or RPAS into Australian airspace.
  • Future infrastructure requirements to enable drone delivery and advanced air mobility (AAM).
  • Emerging RPAS and AAM applications – benefits, viability and social acceptance.
  • Summary and Panel session focussing on current and future work of AAUS membership working groups.

Conference Speakers

The RPAS in Australian Skies 2022 program is  being finalised and will be released shortly. AAUS is pleased to announce the following speakers have already confirmed they will be presenting at the conference:

  • Ms Pip Spence, CASA
  • Sharon Marshall-Keeffe, CASA
  • Angus Mitchell – Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  • Peter Curran – Airservices Australia
  • Keirin Joyce – RAAF
  • Terry Martin, Revolution Aerospace
  • Melissa Alexiou/Zi Huang – Revolution Aerospace
  • Zachary Kennedy – Swoop Aero
  • Wayne Condon – ATO Group
  • Jayne Heatley – Norton White
  • Mike Monnik – DroneSec
  • Natasha Santha – L.E.K Consulting
  • Brendan Williams – Boeing Defence Australia
  • Jesse Suskin – Wing
  • Clem Newton-Brown – Skyportz
  • Rowan Kinber – Aviassist
  • Renee Bartolo – Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (NT)

Event Format

RPAS in Australian Skies 2022 will be a hybrid event incorporating face to face (live) and online (virtual) choices for participants.

Conference participants will be able to register as a Live or Virtual delegate where:

  • Live registration includes attendance to the conference in person in Canberra, and
  • Virtual registration includes attendance to the conference via an online virtual platform and does not give the ability to attend in person.

The conference will include both formal presentations and audience interactive panel sessions.

There will be an opportunity for international virtual presentations streamed to the conference as well as virtual attendance.

In addition, there will be exhibition space for exhibitors and sponsors at the venue.

There will be plenty of time to network throughout the event during fully catered morning, afternoon and lunch breaks.


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Sponsorship opportunities for RPAS in Australian Skies are now available. The 2022 Sponsorship Prospectus is now online outlining the sponsorship packages available for next year’s event.