Australia’s recreational drone rules are designed to keep you and others safe, on the ground and in the air.

The drone safety rules simplify the regulations from Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.

Here are the rules you need to know now, before you take-off.

Rules for recreational drone operators

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Drone being picked up by a person off the ground.

Where can I fly?

Download a CASA-verified drone safety app to find out where you can and can’t fly your drone.

Drone been flown over a house.

Report unsafe flying

If you believe you've seen someone breaking the rules, you can report it to CASA. Fines of up to $1,565 can be issued per offence. If the matter is taken to court, fines of up to $15,650 can be imposed.

Drone being flown by child and adult.

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