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About AUAV

Established in 2013, AUAV is one of the first drone service businesses in Australia. We have offices across the country and offer topographical survey, inspection, 3D modeling, and consulting services nationally.


Local Business Servicing all States

50,000+ Drone Flights

8 years Capturing data

AUAV is about data outcomes, not drones.

James, Andrew and Nigel, the company directors, draw backgrounds in natural resource science, aviation, technology, computer graphics, film production, business management and consulting engineering firms. Our staff come from a diverse range of industries including; drafting/GIS, computer programming, machine learning, ASME qualified inspection, UAV design, GPS machine control, survey, asset condition reporting and advanced photogrammetry. This broad skill base gives us a unique approach to data collection and enables us to add considerable value in flight operations, analysis and reporting.

AUAV has been recognised each year by Drone Industry Insights as one of the Top 20 drone service providers globally.

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

AUAV has third party ISO certification for Quality (9001), Environment (14001) and OH&S (45001).

With our in-house inSite data solution we offer an end-to-end consulting, capture and data hosting service.


James Rennie

James Rennie


James is a natural resource scientist who worked for 17 years in government and consulting engineering companies.

He has held senior leadership roles in local and multi-national companies and provided consulting services to government agencies, mining companies, asset managers and land developers.

With thousands of professional UAV flights completed, and 10 years prior to that flying fixed-wing RC, he has gained flying and mapping experience in Antarctica, Armenia and throughout Australia.

He fills the role of Chief Controller and is ultimately responsible for the safe operation of the business. LinkedIn -James Rennie

AUAV are really pushing the boundaries of what this technology can achieve, and unlike most of the drone guys out there, they actually understand survey and what is required for accurate data and QC

- Brian Hammonds, Registered Surveyor, RPS