Safety signage

We have developed standardised national drone safety signage to help drone flyers know where they can and can’t fly their drone.

To understand the types of signs and their purpose, we have included a brief description and image of each. This will help you know what the signs mean or where to display them.

Caution: drone rules apply

The Caution: drone rules apply is a warning sign. This sign tells people that conditions or laws may prevent you from flying your drone in this area. The sign has a yellow background and black border around the drone symbol.

You can display this sign in public areas such as national parks, playgrounds or other populous areas.

The cost of printing, installation and maintenance of the signage is the responsibility of the user. The placement/installation of signage must follow any local/state/territory legislation. Land-owners must give approval to put the sign on their land. CASA remains the owner of the intellectual property (IP) in the sign, including copyright.

You must not alter or modify the sign artwork without prior written approval from CASA.

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Caution: drone rules apply - Know your drone

No drone zone

The No drone zone sign is a prohibition sign. It’s designed to tell people not to fly their drone in the location it’s signposted. It has a recognisable red circle with a diagonal line across the drone symbol.

You can only display this sign within 5.5 km (3 NM) from a point along a runway centreline (the measurement point) of a controlled airport and in the approach and departure paths. To check if your installation site is in a no drone zone, use a CASA-verified drone safety app.

No drone zone - You must not operate a drone here without CASA approval. Penalties apply. - Know your drone

You must have CASA approval to display the No drone zone sign. To ask for approval, fill out the online drone signage form. A CASA representative will inform you of the outcome of your request within 10 working days.

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Last updated:
20 Apr 2023
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