The flying of drones and other remotely piloted aircraft in Australia is regulated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) through the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations Part 101.

The CASA rules for flying drones recreationally are available on the CASA website.

You must not fly a drone in a way that causes a hazard to another aircraft, person or property.  The CASA rules must be followed every time a drone is flown.

Breaches of CASA rules for flying

Any breaches of these rules are enforceable by CASA.

Unsafe drone operations should be reported directly to CASA - unsafe drone operation complaint form.

Privacy issues

Council cannot regulate the privacy issues that may arise from the flying of drones from or over a Council park.

Complaints should be referred to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.