Council is trialling the flying of drones in designated parks due to their increasing popularity. Commencing in December 2017, the trial will run up to six months.

Ten Council parks have been chosen to include designated areas for flying drones and other remotely piloted aircraft with the following conditions:

•  you are flying for recreational purposes; and

•  your aircraft weighs no more than 2 kg; and

•  your aircraft is electric; and

•  your aircraft has propeller guards (drones only); and

•  you are flying in a manner that does not endanger, interfere with or cause nuisance to the park, park users or adjoining properties; and

•  you follow Civil Aviation Safety Authority's (CASA) safety rules for flying drones and other remotely piloted aircraft recreationally.

View the Parks involved in the trial here.

For all other parks not involved in the trial, individuals can fly drones and other remotely piloted aircraft from any Council park without Council consent if:

•  the drone is a children's toy, or weighs less than .5 kg; or

•  the drone weighs less than .1 kg when flown in Council parks located within 5.5km of the Brisbane Airport or Archerfield Airport*; and

•  the drone is being flown for recreational purposes; and

•  the drone is being flown in a manner that does not endanger, interfere with or cause nuisance to the park, park users or adjoining properties; and

•  the operator follows the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's (CASA) safety rules for flying drones and other remotely piloted aircraft recreationally.

*CASA requires that drones and remotely piloted aircraft that weigh more than .1 kg must not be flown within 5.5km of the Brisbane or Archerfield airports.

For more information about flying drones, filming and taking photos from drones, and any noise related issue, please visit flying drones in Council parks or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.