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We have developed standardised national drone safety signage.
To understand the types of signs and their purpose, we have included a brief description and image of each sign, so you know what they mean or where to display them.
Caution: drone rules apply
The Caution: drone rules apply is a warning sign. It’s designed to tell people that there are added conditions or laws that may prevent you from operating your drone in the location it’s signposted. It’s easy to identify with its yellow background and black border around the drone symbol.
This sign can be displayed 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 be in accordance with any applicable local/state/territory legislation and with the permission of any third-party owner of land (eg airports, land owners, etc). 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.
Download the Caution: drone rules apply warning sign (pdf 212.39 KB).
No drone zone
The No drone zone sign is a prohibition sign. It’s designed to tell people that they must not fly their drone in the location it’s signposted. It has a universally recognisable red circle with a diagonal line across the drone symbol.
This sign can only be displayed within 3 nautical miles (5.5 km) of the movement area of a controlled aerodrome or airport and in the approach and departure paths. To check if your installation site is in a no drone zone in accordance with aviation legislation, use a CASA-verified drone safety app.
Sydney Harbour and surrounding areas are also a no drone zone due to the helicopters and seaplanes that have permission to fly there. These areas are restricted airspace under Commonwealth Law.
CASA approval is required to display the No drone zone sign. To request approval, complete 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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