Information on how to apply for a concession and the rules you need to follow is provided below. You must also abide by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rules for unmanned aircraft.
You must have a concession from DOC to fly a drone (of any size) on public conservation land for any reason, including private and non-commercial use.
You must have a concession from DOC to fly a drone on public conservation land for any reason.
Areas on public conservation land where DOC has assessed the effects of using a drone. If you want to fly a drone we recommend you apply at one of these locations.
We are working on a list of areas on conservation land where we don't recommend you fly a drone. Check back on this page later in 2018.
Specific information about using drones in national parks.
How to fly your drone safely, while respecting wildlife, other members of the public, and other users of the airspace.
Best practice guidance to help minimise disturbance when flying your drone around birds.
Rules you must follow when flying your drone near a marine mammal.