Do you want to fly your remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or drone in one of Western Australia’s national parks or other conservation reserves?
This includes taking images:
- to post on social media or in personal or travel blogs
- to share with family and friends
- for you own interest and enjoyment.
- You must comply with the drone rules of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). This includes never flying your RPA closer than 30m to people, or over or above them at any height.
- You must comply with all State laws such as the CALM (Conservation and Land Management) Act and CALM Regulations, the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018 and the Bushfires Act 1954. Your RPA must not disturb wildlife or create a danger or nuisance for other park visitors. Please keep in mind:
- There is a required separation distance of 60m between an RPA and whale sharks, whales, killer whales, dolphins, dugongs and seals.
- Effects on the feeding and breeding behaviours of birds and other wildlife might not be immediately obvious.
- The presence of an RPA can intrude greatly on the experiences and privacy of other park visitors.
- You must not use your RPA where emergency operations are underway such as the management of prescribed burns or bushfires.
- You are requested to contact the relevant district office prior to each RPA flight to ensure that your RPA does not interfere with aerial and other park management operations.
For more information, please visit Remotely piloted aircraft.