Commonwealth Games temporary restrictions: what you need to know

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The Commonwealth Games will be held on the Gold Coast from 4–15 April 2018. More than 6600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will be in Queensland for the 11 day sporting and cultural event.

If you fly a manned aircraft in south-east Queensland, you need to know these dates and the temporary restrictions that will apply. The alternative might be your own gold medal for public nuisance or endangerment!

Manned aircraft pilots will need to know about the air defence information zones (ADIZ), temporary restricted areas (TRA) and other changes and restrictions in force over this period to ensure safety at the games. The details are in AIP Supplement H183/17.

You can also find out what you need to know first-hand at any of the avsafety seminars set to be held in Queensland in the lead-up to the games.

These are:

Southport* Monday 12 February Register Now
Gold Coast* Tuesday 13 February Register Now
Sunshine Coast* Monday 19 February Register Now
Caboolture* Tuesday 20 February Register Now
Redcliffe* Friday 23 February Register Now
Archerfield* Monday 26 February Register Now


Contact for further information.

If you fly a drone, or drones (whether commercially or privately flown), airspace restrictions cover the main stadiums, all games venues (as far north as Cairns) and the route of the marathon. Details can be found in Aeronautical Information Circular H04/18. Contact information for drones is contained within the Aeronautical Information Circular.