Organisation Primary Authorities

When setting up an organisation in the Flyfreely platform you will need to define which flight rules you will be operating under. Primary Authorities determine which regulations (or rulesets as we call them), will be available. These provide the legal basis for operations. Some Primary Authorities will automatically be created, while others will require you to obtain a certificate or licence from the regulator.

RulesetPrimary Authority Full NamePrimary Authority Short Name
Included RPARPA Operators CertificateReOC
Excluded RPAExcluded RPA OperationsEx-Cat
Model Aircraft RulesModel Aircraft RulesRecreational

Organisation Secondary authorities

Once you have completed onboarding, you will also be able to set Secondary Authorities for your organisation. Secondary Authorities can range from additional approvals to permissions and waivers from the regulator.

Organisation or site specific authorities can be created by the FlyFreely team to meet your requirements.

Secondary Authority Full NameSecondary Authority Short Name
Approval of Area for Operation of Remotely Piloted AircraftArea Approval
RPA PermissionPermission
Operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Beyond Visual Line of Sight-

Personal Authorities

Personal authorities are connected to an individual’s profile to record things like licenses, certificates, identifiers and inductions.

When setting up a personal profile you will be prompted to supply some of these details, if you have them.

Personal Authority Full NamePersonal Authority Short Name
Aviation Reference NumberARN
RPA Operator Accreditation-
Remote Pilot LicenceRePL
Aeronautical Radiotelephone Operators CertificateAROC
Approval - To Conduct AELP and GELP Assessments-
Instrument Rating ExaminationIREX

RPA Authorities

Authorities can also be applied to RPAs. RPA Authorities may include registration, airworthiness inspections and weight / balance checks. These authorities can be used as conditions on registers to prevent RPAs with expired authorities from operating.

RPA Authority Full NameRPA Authority Short Name
RPA Registration-

Map Data Layers

Various map data layers are included for this jurisdiction and are useful in the planning and approval process.


Aeronautical information publication (AIP)Designated Danger and Restricted areas, CTR boundaries, CTAF boundaries
RPAS Layers3NM zones, approach and departure paths, grid cell definitions
Non-Aviation LayersNational Parks, Marine Parks
Dynamic Data LayersEmergency services (QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, NT, SA and WA), Tempo PRD, CASA advisories