A drone flown over a Northern Rivers bushfire on Saturday caused the NSW Rural Fire Service to ground all firefighting aircraft in the area.
Flying your drone over or near a bushfire could put people, property or other aircraft at risk—and could cost you up to $10,000 in fines or penalties.
CASA’s ‘Can I fly there?’ app is updated with the latest fire and emergency operations for all Australian states and territories (except Northern Territory).
Remember, drones must not be operated in a way that creates a hazard to another aircraft, person or property. Fly responsibly and keep your drone away from emergency services. If you fly, they can’t.
Be drone smart—check out drone flyer for the app, helpful videos, a run-down on the simple rules and quick quiz to keep your drone flying fun and safe.