Drone Safety Rules

With the rising accessibility of RPAS (drones or UAVs), many Australians are able to apply the technology to solve business and commercial problems, and entertainment use. Some people do not realise that drone safety rules vary depending on whether you are flying commercially or recreationally. Common questions are:

  • Do I need need a licence (or UAV) in Australia?
  • Is it legal to fly a drone in a residential area?
  • Is it legal to fly drones over private property

Here’s a handy cheat sheet to CASA’s regulations.

Drone regulations



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