Civil Aviation Authority Vanuatu
is the governing authority for all RPAS Operations
Vanuatu Cultural Centre
is the governing authority for Media Production
Drone Management Vanuatu
is the CAAV ~ VKS RPAS management platform
drone.vu is the official Civil Aviation Authority Vanuatu & Vanuatu Cultural Centre National Film & Audio Department site providing information and registration services for the safe and legal use of RPAS (drones) in Vanuatu under Civil Aviation Rules Part 101.
All RPAS Operations unable to be conducted under Civil Aviation Rules Part 101 must be approved and authorised by the Director of Civil Aviation, Vanuatu
All RPAS Operators and RPAS (drones) in Vanuatu need to be registered and fly in accordance with CAAV Rules Part 101.
There is no distinction between 'recreational' and 'commercial' use, all drones must fly under and comply with CAAV Rules Part 101.
RPAS (Drones) that cannot comply with Part 101 must seek authorisation to operate from the Director of Civil Aviation.
Vanuatu citizens and permanent residents can register through this website or visit the Cultural Centre - Film & Audio Dept with their RPAS.
Visitors and Foreign Media are required to pre-register the RPAS (drone) Operator (person responsible for flying) and the RPAS (drone system) they will import into Vanuatu prior to arrival in Vanuatu through the on-line registration system. This will avoid possible delays in Customs clearance
Vanuatu Citizens and Permanent Residents
Visitors and Foreign Media
Civil Aviation Rules Part 101
All RPAS (drones/flying cameras) flown in Vanuatu at cultural events or island locations other than Efate, need to be approved by the Vanuatu Cultural Council and issued a Valid Permit PRIOR to use.
Proof of Pilot Competency and Public Liability Insurance may be be required depending on the intended use of the RPAS.
Manage and submit Operations, Locations and Flights for Approval and maintain CAAV Part 101 Compliance to save time and money.
Sync your Flight Operation plans on your mobile device for off-line access when out in the islands - no connection needed!