The City of Hobart operates a drone program primarily for mapping and for the creation of a digital twin of the municipal area.

Drones are also used to capture footage and images to support a variety of services such as inspections and communications. For example, footage captured during the May 2018 flood event formed an important aspect of the reporting process.

Request for drone services (Government only)

The City of Hobart offers a number of drone hire packages, including:

  • photography
  • videography
  • inspections
  • mapping.

The cost of each package can be found on our fees and charges page.

If you would like further information, please contact coh@hobartcity.com.au.

Operating your drone in Hobart

The City of Hobart permits the use of drones and other remotely piloted aircraft from its land as long as you abide by the regulations set out by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for your license type or drone weight. More information can be found on the CASA website.

Hobart panorama

Filming in the City of Hobart

If you are interested in flying drones and launching from City of Hobart municipal land to capture videos and photography for commercial use, you will need to apply for a filming permit. More information on how to apply for a commercial filming and photography permit can be found on the filming in Hobart page.


Requests to operate a drone in and around TasPorts security regulated ports and surrounding land must be approved by TasPorts. More information can be found on the TasPorts website.

Wellington Park including kunanyi/Mt Wellington

Any applications to fly drones within Wellington Park are to be referred to the Wellington Park Management Trust, as they are the authority for the Park. More information can be found on the Wellington Park website.

kunanyi/Mt Wellington panorama