There square measure rules in situ to stay you et al safe, on the bottom and within the air.
The drone safety rules, conjointly referred to as the quality operative conditions, apply to any or all forms of drones and unmanned craft.
The dos and don’ts of flying
only fly one drone at a time
always fly your drone in visual line-of-sight — this means:
flying solely throughout the day
avoid flying through cloud, fog or smoke
you can continually see your drone along with your own eyes — not by exploitation glasses, binoculars or another device
not flying behind obstacles that stop you from continually seeing your drone. as an example, trees, buildings or different structures.
You must not fly your drone:
higher than a hundred and twenty m (400 ft) higher than ground level — that is regarding the peak of a 35-storey building or length of a gridiron
closer than thirty m to individuals — aside from those serving to to manage or navigate your drone
over or higher than individuals at any time or height — a huddled beach, busy road, sporting event, concert or wedding square measure all thickly settled areas
in a approach that makes a hazard to a different person, property or craft
near emergency operations
in prohibited or restricted airspace (use a CASA-verified drone safety app to assist you)
closer than five.5 kilometer to a controlled airfield, that sometimes includes a tower, if your drone weighs over 250 g. you’ll be able to operate inside provided the drone can’t get out of the building. If you’re a ReOC holder, please see additional info on flight authorisations.
You may operate your drone among five.5 kilometer of a non-controlled airfield or chopper landing web site if:
there aren’t any manned craft flying within the space
you see any manned craft flying to or from the airfield or chopper landing web site you land as presently as safely potential
you keep outside the flying field boundary.
We classify drones, conjointly referred to as model craft or remotely piloted craft (RPA), by size and kind.
The drone safety rules change the laws from the Civil Aviation Safety laws half one zero one.
The half one zero one Plain English Guide for small and Excluded class RPA conjointly captures the foundational drone safety rules. it’s primarily supposed for small and excluded drone operators. However, it’s expected all drone users can notice it helpful.
You should conjointly scan the newest informative Circulars to form positive you are following all the principles that apply to you.
You can apply for added flight authorisations for:
recreational drone and model craft operators
remotely piloted craft operator’s certificate (ReOC) holders.
Application fees and process timeframes apply.
Flying for sport or recreation
If you’re flying for sport or recreation, you don’t want an overseas pilot licence (RePL). If the drone or model craft weighs over twenty five kilogram, you’ll have to be compelled to apply for associate approval to fly.
Flying for work
If you’re flying for work or for your leader, you need to have either:
an operator certification to fly a drone:
2 kilogram or less
more than 2kg however no over twenty five kilogram and you simply fly it over your own land.
a remote pilot licence (RePL) and operate for a private or business that holds an overseasly piloted craft operator’s certificate (ReOC) to fly a drone over a pair of kilogram.
There is no ordinance to fly a drone for sport or recreation. To fly for work or for your leader, you need to be sixteen years or older to:
register a drone
get associate operator certification.