Scored a drone/quadcopter/flying camera rig for Christmas? Good on you! Now how do you go about flying the damn thing without falling foul of Australia’s flight feds at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority?
Here are the rules.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority, or CASA, looks after flying machines above our heads all around the nation. As a result, it’s also responsible for setting the rules about the safe use of drones in Australia.
CASA breaks down drone operations into two categories: commercial and civil/hobbyist use, with different rules for each.
Updated December 2015, visit casa.gov.au/RPA for the latest.