About Australian UAV

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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.

Company Directors

James Rennie (Ph: 0497 070 576) is a natural resource scientist who has worked in the management and design of rivers, estuaries and wetlands. He has held senior leadership roles in local and multi-national companies and provided consulting services to NRM agencies, mining companies and land developers. James has well developed skills in project management, budgeting and product delivery. James has over ten years’ experience in flying remotely piloted aircraft and fills the role of Chief Controller for Australian UAV.

Andrew Chapman (Ph: 0488 130 900) leads our NSW operations and has a background in aviation, technology, computer graphics and film production. A leader in the new drone industry, he has previously founded a successful UAV company while living in Canada and also served as a member of the Board at Unmanned Systems Canada, the national industry body. Andrew has strong skills in project management, digital image processing, technology and aviation. He holds pilot licenses in Australia and Canada, and has been flying remotely piloted aircraft of various forms since age 7. He has a strong vision for the future of the industry and is incredibly driven and excited by all the possibilities and efficiencies that this new technology can bring to various industries and special projects.