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Flying Drones on Council Land

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Flying drones is getting more popular for recreation and business, but did you know that there are rules and regulations that you need to abide by?

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is the governing body for drone and model aircraft use in Australia. If you are looking to fly a drone in and around the Darwin municipality you should be familiar with these regulations. 

CASA has recently released ‘OpenSky’ drone safety app. It is an easy-to-use smartphone app illustrating where you’re not allowed to fly. You can download the app using the links below:

For android devices
For Apple devices

Find out more about CASA - Civil Aviation Safety Regulations Part 101

Flying Drones on Council Land

Use of drones and other unmanned aircrafts on City of Darwin owned land are subject to CASA rules and regulations. This includes but is not limited to

  • parks
  • road reserves
  • community centres
  • car parks


If you have a complaint surrounding the use of drones in your area or on Council Land, you can report it to CASA

Report a complaint

Rules for Flying Drones - CASA Video

This helpful video from CASA outlines the drone rules you need to follow to keep everyone safe.

Recreational Drone Flying

There are two venues in Darwin that allow recreational drone flying:

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