Temporary Restriced Airspace for drones - Games Venues

Airservices Australia have published an Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) detailing the TRAs which will be in place during the 2018 Commonwealth Games. These restrictions will be imposed over a 2km radius (4km around Carrara Stadium) around all games venues from the 25th March to the 18th of April.

We have been advised that the Queensland Police will be heavily enforcing these restrictions and may forward evidence through to CASA should someone be caught flying in one of the zones. If you're unsure, please check the document linked at the bottom of this article before flying in the following months.

The venues to be included are:

  • Carrara Stadium

  • Athlete's Village

  • Belmont Shooting Complex

  • Broadbeach Bowls Club

  • Cairns Convention Centre

  • Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre

  • Coolangatta Beachfront

  • Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

  • Currumbin Beach

  • Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

  • Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

  • Gold Coast Hockey Centre

  • Oxenford Studio

  • Queensland State Velodrome

  • Robina Stadium

  • Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre

Other TRA's will become active due to low level helicopter operations around specific events such as the marathons, triathlons and bike races. Further details are available in the original AIC:


Drone Technologies will be performing 24/7 Surveillance using RPA systems at multiple venues with the permission of the Controlling Authority; the Queensland Police Service.

Drone Security - commonwealth games athletes village
Athletes Village - 2018 Commonwealth Games

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