As the City of Belmont is located within 5.5km of Perth Airport, flying a drone that weighs more than 250g is prohibited.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is the government organisation that regulates drone use in Australia. If you own a drone, it is essential that you are familiar with CASA’s drone weight categories and requirements, the drone safety rules, and strictly adhere to their rules and regulations.
Drones that weigh 250g or less (classified as micro drones), can be flown within the City, when:
CASA provide a list of verified drone safety apps that use location-based maps that show where a drone can be safely flown and in compliance with aviation legislation. View CASA's list of drone safety apps.
Operating drones over 250g is prohibited within the City of Belmont Area.
There are rules in place to keep you and others safe, on the ground and in the air. The drone safety rules, also known as the Standard Operation Conditions, apply to all types of drones and remote-controlled aircraft.
The CASA video below provides drone safety rules and tips for recreational drone operators.
You may operate your drone within 5.5 km of a non-controlled airport or helicopter landing site if:
Please note the above information is subject to change and may not be current. Visit CASA's website for up-to-date information.
If you see someone using a drone in an illegal or unsafe manner within the City of Belmont, you can report it to CASA. Offenders can receive large fines.
Breaches can be investigated where there is sufficient evidence, such as photographs or video recordings of the breach and the person controlling the drone at the time. CASA is not able to investigate any privacy concerns or claims as their role is restricted primarily to aviation safety.