Don’t pry when you fly

We are seeking feedback on guidelines to help drone users and community understand privacy laws in relation to drone use

When flying drones, it is important to respect privacy and we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to understand safe and considerate drone use that is in line with community expectations.

The Drone Privacy Guidelines consider relevant legislation to provide drone users with a set of easy to follow principles to enable them to operate drones in line with privacy expectations.

The draft guidelines also aim to inform community on what is and isn’t privacy conscious drone use and the steps they can take to find out more, or report their concerns.

We want to hear from you on the draft guidelines, which have been developedthrough targeted engagement and consultation with state and territory governments and industry.

Your input to this public consultation will inform the final version of the Drone Privacy Guidelines planned for release in 2023.

The consultation is open until 5pm AEST 11 August 2023.

Please send submissions to or visit the Have Your Say consultation page.

For more information, visit the Drone Privacy Policy page at