Drone “hot spots” in Australia are getting sensors to automatically identify the aircraft and their pilots.
Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Casa) said it would install the equipment at the nation’s airports starting next month.
The monitors have been planned for some time, but come in the wake of 72 hours of drone-related disruption at the UK’s Gatwick airport last week.
In 2019, Australia will also start a scheme to register drone owners.
The UK is also due to introduce a scheme in November that will require recreational drones weighing 250g (0.55lb) or more to be registered.
Almost 140,000 air travellers were delayed last week after reports of drone sightings caused huge delays at Gatwick Airport. UK police are still searching for the culprits, although they have also raised the possibility that witness reports of the aircraft were mistaken.