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Simple. Easy. Cost effective.

We understand commercial UAV clients need flexible options to suit their diverse needs and budget. To make this happen, we have a range of leasing options to suit almost any requirement. These options not only give you the choice of the world’s best UAV equipment, but automatic access to some of the industry’s best technical specialists and solution developers. At your disposal, they will work to ensure your application is a success.

At the end of your lease period, you have the choice to simply return your equipment, renew your lease and continue to enjoy the benefits, or you can - for a very reasonable price, buy your leased UAV equipment.

Our credit guidelines are also simple:

  • A trading history of more than 2 years
  • No financials required until $45,000
  • Approvals in less than 20 minutes under $85,000
  • Approvals for government institutions and non-profit organisations

Meeting our leasing requirements

We operate to the professional safety standards as specified by the Civil Aviation safety Authority (CASA). To lease from us, the following three requirements must be met at a minimum.

  • For your and our protection, you need to hold a valid and current Remote Pilot Licence also known as an (RePL).
  • If you want to fly commercially, you need to have or work under an organisation that holds a current remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operators' certificate, also known as (ReOC).
  • You will need to have your own public liability and ‘hull’ insurance.
  • You will need provide a Certificate of Currency (official proof of your insurance) with Sphere Drones listed as an ‘interested party’ as we are officially the owner of the leased equipment.

Meeting our leasing requirements

For new and small operators, it’s difficult to stay on top of rapidly advancing drone, payload, and software technology. Let us do it for you.

Repairs Are Not Your Concern

Our leased drones are never outdated, maintained to a precision standard and always ready to fly. Your hardest decision will be, ‘which one?’

Tax Deductible? Really?

Our commercial Leasing options may be considered a legitimate tax deduction. Drone rental is the logical business choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find an answer to your question or query on rentals in our FAQs, please don’t hesitate to call us 1800 549 821 or email us at

Is there a cost minimum to lease?

We are keen to make drone use available to all interested parties. As a result, we offer leasing plans ​starting from as little as $500.

What are your typical lease periods?

Our leasing periods and terms for equipment are typically 12 or 24 months.

What equipment can I lease?

All of our world-class drone equipment and technology is available for lease. For the complete solution, we can also lease (in combination) the very latest software specific to your drone and your application requirements making it a comprehensive and updateable lease package.

How can I apply for a leasing arrangement?

You will submit an application for leasing with us as we are the actual equipment provider. We will then submit your application to our finance partner who can typically approve the application within minutes and you can then sign your contract and start flying!

When does my actual lease begin?

Once you have received and signed for your equipment, you will begin to make lease payments on a daily rate until the beginning of the new (next) month when your lease term will actually begin.

When are lease payments deducted?

Your monthly lease payment will be deducted on the 1st of every month. This means your instalments are always a month in advance. There is an option to switch to quarterly payments which will also give you an overall saving of 1.5 per cent on your lease payments.

Are there any additional costs over and above the actual leasing costs?

Insurance is necessary for all leased items. If you don’t have existing or appropriate insurance, we can, with our finance partner, offer you competitive cost insurance coverage. The fee is debited once a year, and varies depending on the purchase price of the items leased.

Do I own the equipment at the end of the lease?

With leasing, you do not pay for the leased item itself, but pay a fee for its use. For example, if you rent an apartment, your rent does not go toward purchasing the apartment, rather just for its use. If you stop paying rent, you have to move out. The same applies to leasing.

For legal reasons, a leasing contract must note that the items will be returned at the end of the term. This allows you to fully tax-deduct your lease instalments. The other upside is that at lease end, you can return the old and upgrade to new equipment.

For those that are happy to stay with their leased equipment, we do offer an option to purchase the equipment for a fair price. This price will be negotiated with you at the end of your lease term.

Can I terminate my lease before the end of the term?

The lease specifies that both parties agree that the cost of the equipment will be fully recovered through the leasing arrangement, including any additional charges and interest. So while the contract can be terminated earlier than at term, the full cost must be recovered.

Talk to us about drone leasing

For inquiries or more information, please fill out the form below, and our team will contact you as soon as we can.

Talk to us about drone leasing

For inquiries or more information, please fill out the form below, and our team will contact you as soon as we can.