Drone Rules and Regulations

published on Friday, 23 April 2021 at 12:30:53 PM

Below are the guidelines for the flying of drones in Kambalda area as required by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

The dos and don’ts of flying Drones

  • There is no minimum age requirement to operate a drone for sport or recreation
  • You may only fly one drone at a time
  • Always fly your drone within visual line of sight- this means
    • Flying only during daylight
    • Avoid flying in cloud, fog or heavy rain
    • You must be able to see your drone with your own eyes at all times without the aid of binoculars or video screens
    • Do not fly behind trees buildings or any object that impedes your sight of your drone
  • You must not fly your drone higher than 120m (400 ft)
  • You must not fly a drone closer than 30 to people-other than those helping you to fly or navigate your drone
  • You must not fly over or above people at any time or height
  • You must not fly a drone in a way that creates a hazard to another person, aircraft or property
  • You must not fly a drone near emergency situations including bushfires and traffic accidents
  • You must not fly your drone in a restricted airspace as designated by CASA. East and West Kambalda are restricted airspace and this area can be viewed on the CASA AirMap app.

A link is available to view these recreational rules at www.casa.gov.au/drones/rules/drone-safety-rules

There are separate rules and licensing requirements if you are flying a drone for commercial use and commercial operators should refer to www.casa.gov.au

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