From 1 July 2022, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications are making drone Noise Regulations compulsory.
The regulations require remotely piloted aircraft (drone) operator’s certificate (ReOC) holders to seek noise approval to fly under certain circumstances.
An online self-assessment form is available on the Department’s managing drone noise webpage to help operators find out if they:
- are exempt from requiring noise approval
- can be granted automated noise approval
- are required to provide a full application.
If operations are considered to pose a high risk of causing significant noise impacts to the community, a full application will need to be completed. This will cover all expected drone operations over the next 12 months.