The UCDroneLab is an active research group within the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, bringing together the combined expertise of our engineering and science faculties. UC has a long history of drone/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) research and was instrumental in developing the New Zealand aviation rules for drones and in securing the first beyond line of site test site in New Zealand.

UCDroneLab is a collaboration of the following departments and schools:


The UC DroneLab administers wide area test facilities and UAV community engagement.

Clubs and Societies


UC Drones Policy

UC's Drones Policy can be found in the UC Policy Library.