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Rules of play

If you own a drone, it’s important that you understand the rules that keep you and others safe.

Registration and accreditation are on the way

If you own or fly a drone, registration and accreditation are on the way. Accreditation will be quick, free and last for three years. You may also have to register your drone. Registration will last for one year (fees apply).

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Keep up to date with registration and accreditation before take-off.

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Drones are fun, and by following these simple rules, we can all enjoy the air together.

Test your knowledge

Know your drone? Test your knowledge with our practice quiz on Australia’s drone safety rules.

Keeping your drone within your visual line of sight means

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What is the maximum height above ground level that you can fly your drone?

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You must keep your drone 30 metres away from

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How many drones can you fly at a time?

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You can fly directly over other people

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Recreational drone operators can fly within 5.5km of a major airport (controlled aerodrome)

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What should you do if you become aware of a manned aircraft flying towards your location?

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It is legal to fly for money (commercially) providing

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Flying your drone in Sydney Harbour is

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Before every flight, you should

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The aviation acronym ‘AGL’ stands for

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As well as following the drone safety rules, you also need to follow local legislation for

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If you see a drone operator breaking the drone safety rules, you should

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What’s the heaviest fine you can receive for breaching Australia’s drone safety laws?

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