When flying for any form of economic gain or on behalf of a commercial entity, film crews must have an operator that has all requisite CASA approvals & provide all evidence of CASA approvals/licenses to fly in the resort vicinity.
The crew are responsible and liable to understand and adhere to all local government regulations and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park filming guidelines in the areas surrounding the resort prior to filming and acquiring any necessary permits/approvals.
In addition, express written approval must be obtained from Daydream Island Resort marketing department prior to drone use on the resort ground s, tours, transportation services or activities. Commercial operators can contact email@example.com for further information.
Please note: A controlled airspace broadcast via radio or phone call to Daydream Island Security on 0436 809 663 is required prior to the flight of the drone. All CASA and air services regulations must be adhered to at all times.
We have adopted this policy to ensure the safety and privacy of our guests, visitors and staff. Drone use that is in breach of any regulation will be documented and reported to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the Queensland Police Service, and Queensland National Parks & Wildlife Services (as appropriate) who can impose infringement notices of up to $8,500 per offence.
Information surrounding CASA's regulations for RPA usage can be found at https://www.casa.gov.au/drones
We encourage reporting of illegal usage of RPAs at Daydream Island Resort. This can be done through CASA at: https://www.casa.gov.au/drones/report-unsafe-drone-operations