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Policy Introduction

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) allows tourists to fly their drones under CASA regulations. The CASA has issued a series of regulations for drone flight operations, and some highlights of these regulations are listed below.

Fly Below the CASA’s Altitude Limit (120 m/400 ft)

Don’t Fly in Dangerous Areas

Always Fly Within Line of Sight

Don’t Fly Over Crowds

Check the Local Aviation Authority's Website

Don’t Fly at Night

Steps to follow as new drone pilot

  • Do not fly near emergencies such as a car crashes, police operations, fires, and rescue operations.
  • Do not fly drones within 30 meters of people.
  • Fly only one drone at a time.
  • Do not record or photograph people without their consent.
  • Flying drones weighing 2 kg or less commercially is legal only when you obtain an operator accreditation and register your drone with CASA.
  • Do not fly above festivals, stadiums, populated beaches, parks, busy roads, or footpaths.
  • If you are considering flying FPV, please check Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulations here: https://www.casa.gov.au/drones/rules/first-person-view
*The content above is only for reference and is subject to change.
Read the local regulations and consult authorities if necessary before flying your drone.

Battery Transportation

Please read through your airline's battery transportation regulations when traveling with LiPo batteries.We've listed IATA safety and security regulations for battery transportation here for your reference, and most airlines’ regulations are similar to these.

Learn about regulations for your specific product

Small Batteries

Battery Energy<100 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 20 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with small attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentMavic Series, Phantom Series, Spark, Osmo Series, product accessories.
 apply to this battery regulation

Medium Batteries

Battery Energy100-160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 2 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with medium attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentCertain Inspire and Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

Large Batteries

Battery Energy>160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageCannot be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageCannot be checked in.
Common EquipmentMG Series, Certain Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

*The rules above are just for your reference and subject to change. For specific and detailed regulations, visit your airline's website.

Selected Aerial Images

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒ Colin Jeffs

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒ Colin Jeffs

Credit: SkyPixel ,PhotographerⓒPiotr Parzybok

Credit: SkyPixel ,PhotographerⓒPiotr Parzybok