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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland


Water restrictions in Auckland - Water restrictions are in effect across the Auckland region. Learn more

Ngā wāhi hei whakatopa waka karetao me te UAV

Where you can fly your drone or UAV

In public spaces

You can fly your drone or UAV in most parks and public spaces around Auckland without a permit.

Before you fly your drone in public spaces, check the map showing controlled airspace on the Airshare website.

Where you can't fly your drone

For more information about UAV use in Auckland parks, contact us on 09 301 0101.

On private property

If you want to fly over privately owned property, you need the property owner's permission.

The Civil Aviation Authority designates controlled airspace on some parts of Auckland. In these areas you can only fly UAVs below the height of a nearby tree or structure, no further than 100m away.

See a map showing controlled airspace on the Airshare website.

In uncontrolled airspace, you can only fly UAVs up to a height of 120m.

In conservation areas

To fly over conservation lands and waters, you need a concession or authorisation from the Department of Conservation.

Over the road

For guidelines on flying a drone over the road, see the Auckland Transport website.