Operation of drones (unmanned remotely piloted aircraft)

Under Sunshine Coast Regional Council Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011, it is an offence to undertake a prescribed activity, of which the operation of a drone is defined, without a valid permit.

In additional to Sunshine Coast Council local laws there are also CASA regulations that govern the operation of drones both commercially and recreationally:

For more information, The offence refers to part 2: section 6 and schedule 2: part 1 definition of undertaking regulated activities on local government controlled areas and roads of Sunshine Coast Council Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011.

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We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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