Penalties for disregarding the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Cth) range from 10 points to 50 points. Each point is currently valued at $180 (at 30 October 2016) resulting in fines of between $1800 to $9000 for each breach of the regulations [s 4AA Crimes Act 1914 (Cth)].
Pilots and operators of Remotely Piloted Aircrafts should also be aware that the Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Cth), Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (Cth) and the aviation security regulations also contain criminal offences for reckless flying or interfering with the safe conduct of air transport. Penalties include up to 2 years imprisonment.
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