Frequently Asked Questions Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: CAASWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Top 5 Most Popular FAQs1. Do I need a permit to operate an unmanned aircraft outdoors for recreational purposes? No permits are required for the use of an unmanned aircraft (UA) for recreational purposes if ALL of the following conditions are met:Total mass of the UA is 25 kilograms or lower;The UA is flown at an altitude not exceeding 200 feet (approx. 60 metres) above mean sea level (AMSL);The UA is flown beyond 5 kilometres of a civilian aerodrome/military airbase and outside any restricted, danger, protected or prohibited areas; andThe UA does not discharge any item or substance when flying. For more details on requirements for permits, click here. 2. What is considered as "for recreational purposes"? “Recreational purposes” refers to any pursuit or activity engaged in for enjoyment, relaxation or leisure, but not:a sporting activity that forms part of an organised group activity or organised competition or tournament (such as a flying display);a recreational activity provided by a business, or in the course of business. Examples: An individual flying an unmanned aircraft (UA) for fun.An individual flying a UA for aerial photography for personal collection. 3. How do I apply for a permit to fly an unmanned aircraft? CAAS is the one-stop for the application of all permits for unmanned aircraft operations. To apply for a permit, please click here. 4. I would like to fly my unmanned aircraft indoors. Do I require any permits? Permits are not required for unmanned aircraft (UA) operations indoors only in the following circumstances: At a private residence; orAt an experimental site in connection with the construction or testing of that unmanned aircraft. For use of UA indoors for any other purpose (e.g. in the course of business), you are required to apply for a UA Operator Permit and Activity Permit before carrying out the activity. 5. How do I check if my planned activity location falls within 5km of any civil aerodrome / military airbase, or within any protected, prohibited, restricted or danger areas? You may download the OneMap app here and use it to find out whether your planned flying activity location falls within 5 kilometres of a civil aerodrome/military airbase, or if in protected, prohibited, restricted or danger areas. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.