Flying of drones

If you plan to fly a drone within the City of South Perth please refer to the FAQs below or visit the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) website or

Australia's recreational drone safety rules have been in place since 2002 and are designed to protect other people in the air and on the ground.

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


Frequently Asked Questions for flying a drone

Do I need to get approval from the City of South Perth to fly a drone? Is payment required? Can the City guarantee that the area where I want to fly the drone will be available? Who is eligible to fly a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (drone)? Can I fly a drone on private property It is illegal to fly a drone for commercial gain?