Drone rules in Austria

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Austria

Austrian Drone Regulations Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

It is recommended. 

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended.

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.

Does the drone need a badge?


Maximum Altitude:

120 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Arports.

Drone rules in Austria


Main responsive authorities

The main Authority responsive for the drone flights is the

Austro Control


[email protected] / +43 (0) 51703 7111

Our advise is always to be up to date with the latest news and drone rules in Austria  before you decide and perform a drone flight.

General Drone regulations for Austria

– Always keep visual contact with the drone.

– Never loose it from you sight.

– The MAX allowed Altitude is 120 meters / 400ft/.

– The distance to people is at least 30 meters.

– Perform Only daytime flights.

– You can fly exact one drone at time.

– You are NOT allow to fly close to beaches, big sport events, people, parks or Military facilities.
– If your drone is bigger than 100gr you have to keep 55km distance to Aerodromes.

– Keep the people privacy.

Here you can find the Drone Safety Map . Please check it before perform any drone operation.

If your drone is under 2 kg you are able to fly it in the ”Excluded’ category – You need to Register you Drone and keep the standard rules for flying a drone.

If you intend to fly outside these rules – you have to get License and perform the flights with a certified operator. The steps to get License are:

Read latest news and actual information on the official website of SACA . There are forms and rules for pass training and get License for the purpose you wish to fly your drone.

Bebore perform a flight – always check the official ressourses fot latest Drone rules in Austria.

Have a nice trip in Australia!

Some tourist travel tips for Austria

If you travel with your drone in Austria but you want to visit also some intersting tourist places, here are some suggestions for you

Austria tourists tips

With rich history, traditions and beautiful places, Aistria attract many tourists every year. The summer tourists came to visit old villages and cities. The Alp are gorgeous in summer time. If you travel in Austria and wondering witch spot to visrt: you can choose from options below:

Hochosterwitz Castle – one of the most famous castles. With 14 gates, designed for special protection and steel open for the public Armory ( with weapons from 14th century) – it is inspiration behind the Sleeping Beauty`s Castle.

Eisriesenwelt Cave – Nature lovers will love it for sure. Complex of Ice Caves, deep 700 steps – this is a special palace made from ice. When the light reach the wall – the collors became extraordinary and very pleasant. The city near this cave is called Werfen. From there you can catch a round-trip shuttle. It departs drom the city Train Station.

The Mirabell Palace

Situated in Salzburg, it is built by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his mistress in early 16th century. The inside interior is made with enormous frescoes on the walls, stuccoes and marble. The Marble Hall is the high picturesque wedding hall in the city. Outside there a fabulous flowers garden with a collection of sculptures.

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