Drone safety rules and standard operating conditions

Drone safety rules and standard operating conditions

If you’re using a drone, or remotely piloted aircraft, for work or business, there are specific rules that apply to you.

Flying a drone commercially means flying for any type of hire or reward. Commercial flying also includes research and development — this means anything that isn’t flying for sport or recreation.

With more drones in Australian skies than ever before, it’s important that you understand the rules that keep you and others safe.

To learn more, go to www.casa.gov.au/drones


  1. Arslan Tullah on June 6, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    The problem is that these rules are written considering worst case scenario instead of looking at it practically. The change of a drone falling is same as falling plane so I think once people have license or accreditation and know the rules (which makes sense) , just let them fly anywhere except near the airport and below 120m. Rules like not flying over road,beaches, national parks are all too much and if you really consider all these there is really no place left to fly a drone except your own house. These rules have to be revised.

  2. mixsetup on June 6, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Damn just bought a DJI drone but looks like with all the rules it basically gives you very little places you can fly. I should have just stuck with RC Planes and going flying there.

  3. JJK on June 6, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Can I fly my drone within 5.5km if it is under 250g? And if I can, how close can I get!

  4. Voracious T on June 6, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Say for example your at quiet beach filming a wedding , would it be legal or depends on the area?

  5. ITZINFERNOYTG on June 6, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Can I fly my drone at the beach over the ocean?

  6. Tim Bray on June 6, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Can you show the law statuary of what your explaning like define flying unsafe over property, law define more than 70feet at a unnoticable distance, define police operations, thats only stats emergancy in any of the regulations, as police are ment to have transparency laws to allow you to observation and film them, even when you legally fly you can end up in court, was anything correct in this, other than the said distances was correct, and what was the safty asessment of drones "the fact thay have zero chance of death, from falling on someone, in short when are we going to get to fly like planes" planes fly over people with maxium chances of death.

  7. K C on June 6, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    if i have a commercial license and have a drone with a camera and sensors do i still need to have a line of sight with the drone

  8. T-BoNe on June 6, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Question, so drones under 250gms are exempt from the 5.5km airport radius restrictions?

  9. Yo HellGhost on June 6, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Rip FPV.

  10. Dudewithalaptop on June 6, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    249 gram drone,, all clear Houston 😁

  11. Just Another Creator on June 6, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    My drone weighs 570g (mavic air 2) I can fly it for fun WITHOUT registration can’t I? because I couldn’t see anything that states that, only stating about drones for work…. please clarify. thankyou

  12. Harrison Bright on June 6, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Hello, I have a drone underneath 250 grams, do I need to get a license to fly commercially?

  13. FraznoFire on June 6, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    is there a cost for getting the remotes pilot license and/or the RPA operator’s certificate?

  14. Gustavo Narvaez Di lucente on June 6, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Hi there, if I will fly my drone only for fun or (recreation)I don’t have to register (even if is more than 250? But less than 2 kg) ? Thank you .

  15. ChennaiAussie Explorer on June 6, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    I am going to fly my drone for youtube videos? Which category Does it come? Commercial or recreational? Kindly confirm

  16. Ancora on June 6, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Two questions please:
    Can a drone fly over houses or residences?
    Can a drone fly over a beach where only few people are sun baking?

  17. shaungenic on June 6, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    What is the best way to find out where you can fly? is it with airmap.com

  18. Scott-Steven on June 6, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

  19. Charles E on June 6, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    If I’m flying an FPV drone, < 2kg, can I use a spotter (another person) as my line of sight? And do I have to register RPA if it is only for recreational? Using AirMap and flying in an appropriate area can I fly FPV with a spotter?

  20. Justin Clarke on June 6, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Can i fly my 570g drone on an abandoned or unpopulated beach?

  21. Mat K on June 6, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Please provide links to the documentation & application forms.

  22. Sinitha Sinitha on June 6, 2022 at 8:00 pm


  23. Drone Guy on June 6, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Can I fly at Tangalooma

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