*Note – all charges listed below do not include GST which will be added.

**Also note – you will be provided with a firm/written quote prior to your task including exactly what treatment we will apply. All customers will be charged a 20% deposit prior to work commencing if they are providing any chemicals required. A 50% deposit will be charged to all customers if Drone Commander is supplying any chemicals required.

Drone-on-task charges:

We have a per Hectare rate, an hourly rate, and a ground spraying equipment hourly rate.  We will discuss with you which rate or rates will be applicable to your task.

PER HECTARE RATE (for cultivations and similar requiring broadcast spray or spreading coverage)

Water Rate (Spraying) or Kg Rate (Spreading) Required Per Hectare

Cost Per Hectare

10L / 5Kg


20L / 10Kg


30L / 15Kg


40L / 20Kg


50L / 25Kg


60L / 30Kg


70L / 35Kg


80L / 40Kg


90L / 45Kg


100L / 50Kg


120L / 60Kg


140L / 80Kg


Example:  5 Ha to be covered at 100L/Ha water rate

= $80 per Ha

= $400 for 5 Ha


PER HOUR RATE (for linear tasks like table drains or spot spraying).

$100 per hour on task for the drones.

$70 per hour on task for ground spraying equipment.

Other applicable charges:


We charge out travel at $1 per Km.  We use the ‘whereis’ website to determine road travel distance.

Our intention is to minimise travel cost for all, so where we can relocate for a specific group of spraying operations, travel will be calculated from our deployed base location.  This will be discussed with you prior to the task.


$100 per day on task will be added to your invoice for these peripheral but necessary activities.

Charges that may be applicable:


If you require us to provide the chemical(s) or other product for your spray or spreading application, we will charge these to you at cost plus a small administrative fee.  We will discuss this with you prior to the task.

Complex Chemical Handling

Some chemicals (such as Gramoxone etc) require significant deployment of PPE and other risk management elements involving additional time and expense to ensure a safe and effective spraying operation.  This is likely to involve an additional fee to cover specialist equipment (at cost) and the additional time involved (at the hourly rate).  If required, this will be included in the quote.