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The Ultimate Guide to fly your drone over the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

🖐 In this blog post we’ll share all drone laws links & known regulation around recreational & commercial drone use in Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Give a 👍 at the end of this post if you enjoyed it & feel free to ask any questions or share your experience in The Forum. Keep in mind that the content below is updated to the best of our knowledge & does not replace official sources & your research.



Recreational vs Commercial drone use in Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos Islands are an Australian territory and follows the same drone regulations as Australia which you can find here. When it comes to the onsite contacts, you can contact Puerto Rico's local authorities via:


✅ Drone regulation in Australia is under the responsibility of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) & can be reached anytime via:

  • Online: link

  • Phone: (+61) 131 757

Can I travel to Coco Islands with my drone?


✅ Currently, there doesn't seem to be any restrictions on bringing drones within Coco Islands as long as your import is considered as legitimate (generally one drone per person).




🚨 Be aware of the airline you purchase to travel as some main ones will only accept your drone on-board if its batteries are detached & placed in a firecase during travel time. Most airlines will have a battery voltage limit based on the recommendation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). You can find more info about a specific airline here.


Where can I fly my drone in Coco Islands?


✅ We did not find an official fly zone map for drones in Coco Islands "If you have more information about this, please let us know via the Forum anytime". In the meantime, app.airmap.io has listed all flight zones in a convenient way based on your flight intentions organised in a 3 colours.


Coco Islands drone fly map

Source: app.airmap.io

🦅 National parks & reserves might be on a case by case permission & you might need to check directly with the local park or reserve authorities.


Spare drone batteries are essential when travelling overseas.


Once you got everything in order, you can start flying above Coco Island's awesome landscapes & create videos like this one:


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Travelling further? Check out our Drone Rules World Map; country by country!

✅ Please leave a comment or update the Forum when you receive news and/or gain experience with your drone in Cocos (Keeling) Islands! Have fun & safe flight!

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Disclaimer: Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information researched, we take no responsibility for any loss, harm or damage caused as a direct or indirect consequence of relying on this information. It is your responsibility to seek advice from qualified local & relevant authorities for needed information about local drone regulations.


Other resource

Cocos Islands Airport Site


Source

CASA Website (Australian Laws).