Am I breaking the law flying my quadcopter in Australia?
The straight answer according to the CASA is that it is illegal to fly an RPA for commercial use without an approved license, however it is legal to fly a toy or hobby RPA provided you use some common sense and abide by the rules set out by the CASA.
Under the EPBC Regulations it is an offence to taxi, land or take off an aircraft in a Commonwealth Reserve except in a landing area designated in a determination made the Director of National Parks.
-You are not allowed to fly over any populated areas such as beaches, other people’s backyards, heavily populated parks or sporting grounds while they are in use.
-You may not operate within a radius of 5.5km of any aerodrome, airfield, airport, helicopter landing sites which may be located at hospitals, police stations etc.
-You must be in visual line-of-site of the RC device.
-You may not fly above 120 meters.
Under the EPBC Regulations it is also an offence to cause a remote controlled device to fly or land in a Commonwealth Reserve.
So due to this information you are unable to fly drones in any Commonwealth national park. This includes: