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Flying in the Perth Hills National Parks

You can fly your drone in the Perth Hills which includes three amazingly beautiful National Parks.
John Forest National Park, Hovea.
Avon Valley National Park, Mundaring.
Walyunga National Park, Bullsbrook.

Parks and Wildlife Service| Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

The new CASA app OpenSky has opened up so much of the hills to drone fliers.
But it has created a lot of confusion, we often have to fly as safe as is possible.
Get the app from CASA here.

Stay within the CASA (similar to the US, FAA) rules. Go to the CASA drone rules page here. You can also report unsafe flying here, as well as to the Park Ranges, details below.
Agree to report people being a danger to people flora and fauna, using drones or any other detrimental behavior. As well as sightings of rare fauna and flora. The rangers are few in number and very much under resourced so let’s help them in preserving these beautiful areas. This is an opportunity for Drone fliers to assist Rangers in preserving and enhancing Western Australian’s National Parks. As Andy Hutchinson states in the next column, "WA is leading the way on Drone use in National Parks."

Let’s keep a low profile, keep well away from people enjoying the parks. The last thing we need is people complaining about drone fliers. If you stick to the golden hours of sunrise and sunset there are very few people around during the week. Let’s be a help not a hindrance. You can fly in these hours and there is absolutely very few, if no, people around.

For rare animals go to Some of Western Australia’s Threatened Animal Species
So, report species such as Banded Hare-wallaby / Munning (Mala) to the Rangers.

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Perth Hills District
275 AllenĀ Road MUNDARING 6073
Phone (08) 9290 6100
Fax (08) 9290 6101

From Andy Hutchinson website.

Western Australia Leading the Way on Drone Use in National Parks in Australia

In Western Australia, Park authorities are leading the way in common-sense rules regarding the use of drones in the skies above those lands, as per their recently announced policy. Here’s part of the official announcement:

Given that RPA use is managed under other legislation which applies anywhere in Australia, it is not considered necessary to duplicate regulation of this activity by amending the CALM Regulations to include RPA. Furthermore, if RPA use creates a nuisance or annoyance to other visitors, regulations 72 or 73 of the CALM Regulations may be invoked. These regulations allow an authorised officer to direct a person to stop an activity where it is causing disturbance or annoyance to other persons or is considered dangerous, and prohibit a person from acting in a way that is likely to cause nuisance or annoyance to other persons on the land. There are also provisions under the Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018 to create separation distances between RPA and prescribed fauna. In consideration of the above, DBCA has determined to cease administering the requirement for people to apply for and be granted lawful authority to use RPA for recreational purposes on CALM Act land. The change of policy in relation to recreational use of RPA will be positively received by RPA users and tourists. It is considered unlikely that the change will create a concern for the general public. The management of recreational RPA will be reconsidered if the lack of regulatory ability under the CALM Regulations is creating issues for safety, management or the conservation of park values.