Drones are becoming increasingly popular as a form of recreation and are now commonly used by businesses. However, there are a lot of rules about when and where you can fly a drone, and it is a criminal offence if you breach one of them.
Here are some of the important rules you should know:
A breach of any of the above rules carries a maximum fine of $2750 to $5500.
Additionally, operating a drone in a way that threatens the safety of an aircraft is a serious offence that carries a maximum penalty of 2 years’ imprisonment.
There are many more rules relating to the operation of drones, so it is important to be mindful of the laws before you operate a drone. If you need legal advice, contact one of our criminal law specialists on 9025 9888 or by sending an online enquiry.
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