UAVNZ exists to maximise the benefits from UAV technologies and develop a world-class UAV industry in New Zealand. We do this by:

  • Connecting: suppliers and customers, hosting forums and networking events
  • Promoting: UAV companies and services, the benefits of UAV technology, and safe and professional operating practices
  • Supporting: companies by providing templates and standards, engaging with CAA and the wider aviation industry

Why become a member of UAVNZ?

Understand what is happening in the UAV industry and the aviation industry generally, and influence its development. Grow collaboratively, learn from and share experiences with your professional colleagues.

UAVNZ’s main focus is on professional UAV operators who help grow the commercial industry in NZ. Recognising that many other organisations and individuals contribute to this shared goal, there are two grades of membership, which are further explained below:

  • Member
  • Associate Member

Each member by signing up agrees to comply with UAVNZ’s Code of Conduct.

Membership Grades

  • Member:
    Applicable to commercial UAV operators who hold a current certificate in accordance with Civil Aviation Rule Part 102.

Membership requirements:

  • Financial member of the Aviation NZ, UAVNZ division.
  • Hold an Unmanned Aircraft Operator Certificate (UAOC) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of NZ .
  • Current third party liability insurance. 
  • Associate Member:applicable to all industry participants and stakeholders interested in growing commercial and economic outcomes from UAV technology (e.g. commercial Civil Aviation Rule Part 101 operators, training organisations, system suppliers, research and government organisations).Membership requirements:
    • Financial member of the Aviation NZ, UAVNZ division.
    • For commercial non-Part 102 UAV operators: current third party liability insurance. 

Application Process

  1. Purchase the applicable UAVNZ membership here
  2. If you are applying for “Member” grade: email a copy of your UAOC to [email protected]
  3. Payment of membership fee for the first year will be processed.
  4. An email will be sent to you to confirm membership. 

Membership Review

The Aviation NZ Council reserves the right to decline or cancel membership in accordance with the Constitution and Rules of Aviation Industry Association of New Zealand (Aviation NZ) and if a member breaches the UAVNZ code of conduct. 

Membership Fees Review

Membership fees are reviewed annually at the Aviation NZ AGM in accordance with the Constitution and Rules of Aviation Industry Association of New Zealand. 

Membership Fees

Member $253.00 per annum (incl. GST)
Associate Member $126.50 per annum (incl. GST)

More benefits

  • Strength through unity – be part of an influential voice with critical mass.
  • Lead policy development for UAVs – influence and shape the way policy is developed.
  • Reduce compliance costs for UAV operators and users – improve regulatory processes.
  • Third party endorsement – get credibility through the UAVNZ /Aviation NZ brand.
  • Free advice on – CAA issues, medical issues, employment issues and the broader aviation industry
  • Be informed via Newsletters and News Articles on our website
  • Savings:
    • Through n3 members saved on average $3040List of participating suppliers can be found here
    • NZForex being used by members for foreign exchange transactions.
    • Manage Company being used to save money on ACC levies (average saving of 41% on levies).