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Unsafe drone operations complaint form

Report unsafe drone operations

Have you witnessed unsafe remotely piloted aircraft (drone) operations?

Complete this form to notify CASA of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operations you believe may have breached civil aviation safety regulations. Please view the on-line eLearning module for information on the safety rules that apply to drones/RPAs.

Please note that as the safety regulator, the issue of privacy is not in our remit and therefore we cannot enforce privacy related matters.

Safety breaches can only be investigated where there is sufficient evidence, such as photos or video recordings of the breach and the person controlling the drone/RPA at the time.

Your details

Did you see any of the following?


We are unable to pursue enforcement action unless we have sufficient evidence.

Please provide photographic/video evidence showing the possible safety breach. If this footage does not clearly display the individual operating the drone/RPA, further evidence may be required.

For evidence already located online, please provide the URL in the box below.

Please be aware, the total file size of this evidence cannot exceed 10MB. If you wish to supply larger files, please contact the CASA RPAS Team via the email above on how to do this.

Please provide an external downloadable URL link (such as Google Drive, Drop Box, ShareFile) etc. for the provision of evidence, or the URL of a social media website (Facebook or YouTube) where the evidence can currently be viewed. Please make sure you do not include https:// in the textfield.

Where did this incident occur?

Street Address or Other

Incident details

When did this incident occur?


What type of remotely piloted aircraft was involved?

*Please note: Operational limitations for the safe operation of unmanned aircraft may vary depending on whether the aircraft is being used for commercial or recreational purposes.

Who was operating the RPA?

Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to report this alleged incident involving a drone/RPA.

We take all reports of unsafe drone/RPA operations seriously. Providing sufficient evidence is available, we will investigate the incident further and where appropriate, take enforcement action.

In accordance with privacy legislation, we may not be able to release information about our investigation into this matter. We may contact you for further information or clarification. While we do take every precaution to protect your identity, due to the nature of the information, it may be clear that you provided the information.