Remotely piloted aircraft in emergency situations
Operating a drone in an emergency situation such as bushfires, floods, traffic accidents and other events, can represent a safety risk to manned aircraft. It can also disrupt emergency services. While it may be tempting to capture footage, it might not be safe to operate our drone and you might be breaking the drone safety rules.
Bushfires - ‘If you fly, they can't’
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. While it might be tempting to record footage, you can pose a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground.
- ‘Firebombing is tough enough’ poster
- ‘Don’t go there’ RPA bushfire brochure
- ‘Flying your drone for fun?’ brochure
State and territory fire authorities
- New South Wales Rural Fire Service - RFS
- Australian Capital Territory Rural Fire Services - ACTRFS
- Victoria Country Fire Authority - CFA
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES
- Tasmania Fire Service - TFS
- South Australian Country Fire Service - CFS
- Western Australia Department of Fire and Emergency Services - DFES
- Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Services - PFES