Australian Drone Laws

Australian Drone Laws

Post Publish Fix: Another rule is that you cannot fly within 5.5km/3nm of an emergency operation whether it’s a bush fire, police operation or mass medical emergency, ‘if you fly, they can’t’.

If you’re new here, hello and a very warm welcome. I’m James, an aeroplane pilot in training and licensed drone pilot. I enjoy sharing my aviation and person experiences to teach and/or entertain you!

Video while not intended for children, are child friendly.

Disclaimer: This video is for Australian drone operators only (CASA rules), please check the rules of your country before flying. I am not a representative of CASA, just a licensed operator.
Optional declaration: all RPA operations were conducted within CASR part 101 piloted by a CASR part 61licensed pilot using a CASR part 47 registered RPA.
All fines and other costs are in AUD (Australian).
Copyright: all scenes were filmed by myself, approval by my person must be given prior to using any footage seen in this video.
Music: all music used is NCS or Non-Copyright Sounds thus is part of the public domain.

Thanks to Stef for the unintentional tips through his own videos (he doesn’t know): or Stefan Drury.


  1. Andrew Miller on October 15, 2021 at 8:24 am

    great video! any chance you can make one on what it means for FPV flying? Thanks

  2. Chad Gilmore on October 15, 2021 at 8:27 am

    We get ripped off for drone registration $40 each drone! We should only pay for a account not pay for drone registration per drone….Typical Australian Government any excuse too bleed our bank accounts 🙄

  3. Mike s on October 15, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Just flying over these cars you are breaking the law thats how stupid some of these rules are. I know tonnes of people who are getting out of the hobby because of how restrictive it is becoming not to mention the price of licencing. What is the point of having a drone if you cant even fly around populous area basically there is populous everywhere.

  4. Emma Burke on October 15, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Ya looking mad fresh on the field

  5. Anthony Donaldson on October 15, 2021 at 8:36 am

    which law is your favourite hamster?

  6. angry gamer on October 15, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Good and useful video , why aren’t you uploading next ?

  7. mark Nunyabusiness on October 15, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Hi, I have a mavic pro, the main reason I bought it was to explore hills and cliffs around my area, it’s mostly rural land. What qualifications would I need to be able to fly beyond Vlos? If I’m to be restricted to 100 or so metres I could of done that with a $50 Kmart drone.

  8. Chad Gilmore on October 15, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Who ever makes these stupid laws up sits in an office chewing on donuts all day and wouldn’t know what a drone looks like

  9. Juan Pirata on October 15, 2021 at 8:57 am

    hey mate nice video! I have some questions tho.
    What certification would I need to get in order to fly a Mavic mini for commercial purposes?
    Does the RePL only applies in Australia or can also be recognized in other countries or the world?

  10. Denise Mckinlay on October 15, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Perhaps you could make a video explaining the legend of each of cassa’s rules they place on their apps, as they don’t have any legend explaining the significance of the colours it makes no sense even opening the no fly app.

  11. Emma Burke on October 15, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Good job hammy

  12. Toby on October 15, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Great video, I respect what you are providing in terms of the rules. Unfortunately you are flying over people and property in the cars. Maybe a minor edit. I fully support your message.

  13. Dominic Jerome Kim on October 15, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Hey thanks for the info. I was wondering where you can go to study for the test?

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