Australian Drone Regulations


Australian Drone Regulations – Updated as of 5/21/2015

australian drone regulationsThe government has the following guidelines:

  • You may NOT fly closer than 30m to vehicles, boats, buildings that are not on YOUR private property or you must have explicit permission from the private property owner.
  • You are NOT allowed to fly over any populated areas such as beaches, other people’s backyards, heavily populated parks or sports ovals where there is a game on.
  • You may NOT operate within a RADIUS of 5.5km of any aerodrome, airfield, airport, seaplanes taking off or landing, helicopter landing sites which may be located at hospitals, police stations or other locations that you may not be aware of. It is YOUR responsibility to find out where they are and ignorance is no defense in the court of law.
  • You may ONLY operate during DAYLIGHT – NO night flying! Only in good weather and you MUST be in visual-line-of-site of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft – RPA.
  • You may NOT fly above 400ft (123m)
  • You may NOT fly FPV.

Learn more about CASA (organization responsible for Australian drone regulations), read our interview.

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