DJI announced the release of the new drone – DJI Mavic Pro. The Mavic Pro will start shipping mid-October. The recommended retail price is $999.00 US which includes the drone and the controller. If you want to learn more about this new drone, there are plenty of YouTube videos to watch as well as articles from thousands of news and technology outlets.
This article is solely to help myself and others to find the cheapest price including delivery (+fees?) to Australia. When new technology is released in the US it can take some time to filter to Australia. The prices are usually much higher taking into account the exchange rate and shipping.
If you find a cheaper price, please contact me to get this article updated.
Updated 30 August 2018: Looking for the Best Mavic Pro 2 Drone Prices? Ready for shipment from the 1st of September. Click here for the best current pricing.
My Requirements for the Best Price
- DJI Mavic Pro Drone and Controller Included ( – Excluding Fly More Combo)
- Can be shipped from anywhere in the world
- Must be from a reputable supplier or Internet ecommerce site
- Shipping to Australia, Tracked Package, Prices Converted to AUD
Note: I purchased my DJI Mavic Pro directly from the DJI Store. It only took 10 days to arrive as it seems the DJI store is shipping the items much faster than selling the drones to resellers. Kogan and other resellers currently have a wait time around 4 – 6 weeks.
One issue I did have was with Australian Customs. The drone arrived in Australia with 24 hours but for some reason, Customs held the goods pending a purchase order or proof of purchase. I sent them the receipt and also informed DJI to escalate the issue. $1699 from DJI Store includes all taxes and shipping costs. So if Customs ask you to pay a fee, escalate this with DJI. No fees should be paid to Customs because it’s already included in the price. Read more about other users experience with Australian Customs and DJI Drones.
Best Australian Prices Found for DJI Mavic Pro
(Updated 30th February 2018 – Removed expired links. Best place to buy the original Mavic Pro is via eBay – Links below). The original Mavic Pro is now extremely affordable at under $1000 AUD.
Australian eBay listings: Search by Lowest Price and Postage. Please do your own research before purchasing. Lots of scammers take advantage of new product announcements by creating fake listings. Always pay with Paypal as well as checking reviews and contacting sellers with questions. I found some examples that look promising. Although they seem to be selling out quickly.
Best time to buy the DJI Mavic Pro is after the official shipping start date. (Around 24th October). If you can wait a little longer some of the prices will settle closer to Christmas, so a good time to buy would be the end of November 2016 or as usual after Christmas where prices generally start falling.