We encourage anyone who has a concern about drone safety to make a report using the form below.

Our ability to investigate your concern will depend on the information you are able to provide. Where we don't have enough information to investigate your report is still valuable as it helps us identify areas of risk.

Aviation participants completing mandatory reporting should use the CA005 RPAS form [PDF 1.4 MB].

 

Type of incident

What was the drone doing?
What was the drone doing?

As the safety regulator, issues with privacy are not our responsibility. We suggest you visit the Privacy Commissioner website.

You can find more information on what drone operators need to do to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act and when filming may raise criminal issues.

AskUs - What are the rules for flying drones?

Privacy Commissioner blog on drones

As the safety regulator issues with wildlife are not our responsibility. We suggest you contact Department of Conservation to discuss your concerns

Dept. of Conservation website

As the safety regulator, issues with noise are not our responsibility.

How did you see or find out about the unsafe activity?
How did you see or find out about the unsafe activity?
Have they given you permission to pass their details to us?
Have they given you permission to pass their details to us?

We are only able to take details of a complaint from someone who saw the unsafe activity. Please ask that they complete this complaint themselves or call freephone 0508 4SAFETY (0508 472 338) to speak to an operator about their concerns.

The witness's details

Are you happy to talk to us about your complaint?
Are you happy to talk to us about your complaint?

Your details

Preferred method of contact
Preferred method of contact

About the incident

Where did this incident occur?
Where did this incident occur?
Address
Was anyone injured?
Was anyone injured?
Has the incident been reported to police?
Has the incident been reported to police?
Where was the person operating the drone located?
Where was the person operating the drone located?
Did you get any photos or video of the incident?
Did you get any photos or video of the incident?

Share a copy

Please provide us with a copy of your photos and video. You may wish to upload these to sharing sites such as Dropbox or Google Drive, or on social media sites and then give us a link.

If you can't do this we will be in touch to arrange getting copies of your photos/video.

Drone operator

Do you know who was flying the drone?
Do you know who was flying the drone?

It can be hard for us to hold someone accountable if we can't prove who was flying the drone at the time. However, the information you provide may help support another investigation and is still of value to us.

Drone operator details
Did the person flying the drone have a vehicle?
Did the person flying the drone have a vehicle?

The drone

About you

Your contact information and identity will not be disclosed and will be treated in the strictest of confidence. It will not be passed to the drone operator.

Are you willing to speak to us about your concern?
Are you willing to speak to us about your concern?
Your details
Preferred method of contact
Preferred method of contact

Without your details we will be unable to contact you if we need additional information or clarification. This may limit the Civil Aviation Authority's ability to follow up on your concern. 

Personal information consent

I agree to my details being used for the purposes of my request. I understand my data will be held securely. I have a right to change or access my information. See our Privacy notice for more details.