You must apply for this permit to use any kind of aircraft including a drone in a park or reserve.
You can fly your drones in areas generally open to the public at approved parks, provided you follow these rules:
- fly your drone in a way that does not annoy or create a hazard to park visitors, disturb wildlife or interfere with park management operations
- fly your drone according to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations
- only fly your drone in your line-of-sight during daylight hours and don't let the drone get too far away from you
- fly your drone to avoid crowded areas, including waterholes, campgrounds and picnic areas - do not fly within 200m or over these sites while they are in use
- avoid flying near staff houses, offices or workshops - do not fly within 200m or over these sites
- fly more than 30m away from people, animals, vehicles, boats or buildings
- seek consent before recording or photographing people and let them know if you wish to film from your drone - ask if they mind or wait until they go
- you must stop flying your drone if Parks and Wildlife staff ask you to.
If you require information about further restrictions or information about using drones in parks and reserves, please contact the department.