Drone Safety

At D1, drone safety is paramount for the industry to continue to grow. CASA is the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia and have set out recreational drone rules as per below.

Last Updated: 23/02/2022


  • You must not fly your drone higher than 120 metres (400 feet) above ground level.

  • You must keep your drone at least 30 metres away from other people.

  • You must only fly one drone at a time.

  • You must keep your drone within visual line-of-sight. This means always being able to see the drone with your own eyes (rather than through a device, screen or goggles).

  • You must not fly over or above people or in a populous area. This could include beaches, parks, events, or sport ovals where there is a game in progress.

  • Respect personal privacy. Don’t record or photograph people without their consent – this may breach other laws.

  • If your drone weighs more than 250 grams, you must fly at least 5.5 kilometres away from a controlled airport, which generally have a control tower at them. Use a drone safety app to find out where you can and can’t fly.

  • Remember, you must not operate your drone in a way that creates a hazard to another aircraft, person or property.

  • You must only fly during the day and you must not fly through cloud or fog..

  • You must not fly your drone over or near an area affecting public safety or where emergency operations are underway. This could include situations such as a car crash, police operations, a fire or firefighting efforts, or search and rescue.

  • If you're near a helicopter landing site or smaller aerodrome without a control tower, you can fly your drone within 5.5 kilometres. If you become aware of manned aircraft nearby, you must manoeuvre away and land your drone as quickly and safely as possible.







Drone Safety Apps

CASA-verified drone safety apps and web applications give location-based information with easy to use maps to help show where you can and can't fly your drone according to aviation legislation. Remember to always obey drone safety rules and check your local and state or territory government rules before you fly. CASA-verified drone safety apps are for guidance only and should not be used for the purpose of air navigation.

Last Updated: 23/02/2022


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