Safety Information

Know the rules - fly safe

Australia's recreational drone safety rules have been around since 2002 and are designed to protect other people in the air and on the ground.  

lineofsighti.png You must only fly during the day and keep your drone within visual line-of-sight. This means being able to see the aircraft with your own eyes (rather than through a device) at all times.
You must not fly your drone higher than 120 metres (400ft) above the ground.
You must keep your drone at least 30 metres away from other people.

You must not fly your drone over or near an area affecting public safety of where emergency operations are underway (without prior approval).

This could include situations such as a car crash, police operations, a fire and associated firefighting efforts, and search and rescue.

You must only fly one drone at a time.
You must not fly over or above people. This could include beaches, parks, events, or sport ovals where there is a game in progress.
If your drone weighs more than 100g, you must keep at least 5.5km away from controlled aerodromes. Flying within 5.5km of a non-controlled aerodrome or helicopter landing site (HLS) is possible, but only if no manned aircraft are operating to or from the aerodrome. If you become aware of manned aircraft operating to or from the aerodrome/HLS, you must manoeuvre away from the aircraft and land as soon as safely possible.
Remember, you must not operate your drone in a way that creates a hazard to another aircraft, person or property.
Respect personal privacy. Don't record or photograph people without their consent - this may breach state laws.