The Ministry will be hosting a series of Drone Forums to gather relevant stakeholders to talk about and share views on the future of drones in New Zealand.

We recognise that drones represent an enormous opportunity to improve productivity and efficiency across different parts of New Zealand’s economy. However, we also understand that the benefits of drones will be accompanied by new challenges, requiring innovative regulatory solutions. As we work on these solutions, we wanted to use the Drone Forum to share what we are doing, where we are going, and how you can be involved. 

Previous Forums

  • Inaugural Drone Forum - 27 June 2019 - The first Drone Forum, where we set out our work programmes, our achievements, and what we plan to do next.
  • Drone Forum: November 2019 - 21 November 2019 - An interactive forum and workshop covering the potential alternatives to the existing consent provisions for drone operations.

Future Forums

If you are interested in hearing more about future forums and how you can participate, please contact

You can also sign up to our Drones Newsletter(external link) to get relevant updates to upcoming events, recent releases, and future consultations.