To maximise safety for guests, employees, and resort property, Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd prohibits the unauthorised operation or use of any Remotely Piloted Aircraft or any form of Aerial Drones within our leasehold area. This includes recreational users and unauthorised commercial users – prohibiting drone use unless approved by Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd.
Our organisational stance is consistent with current regulation produced by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and can be found at:
This prohibition on drone use includes drones for filming, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating over any property under the ownership or control of Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd. This policy applies to all commercial operators, members of the public, sub lessees and volunteers.
Recreational drone use is not permitted in the Kosciuszko National Park; therefore, all drone activity is considered commercial. No enquiries will be entertained from recreational users however commercial operators can contact GuestServices_Thredbo@evt.com for further information and approval requests.
Once Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd has approved the drone operation, all requests are required to go through NPWS This process requires the filling out of an application online at:
This application is to be completed by the drone operator once the Chief Remote Pilot from Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd has approved the commercial operation.
All incidents that occur during authorised drone operations must be promptly reported to Kosciuszko Thredbo Senior Remote Pilot in accordance with the guidelines outlined by Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd.’s CASA Part 101 Operations Manual.
Any violation of this prohibition policy may include the suspension of your lift pass, being requested to leave Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd.’s Leasehold area and subsequent reporting to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Individuals may be subject to litigious action for violation of privacy, injury to third party, damage to property and breach of subsequent legislation.
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Thredbo sits on the traditional land of the Monero – Ngarigo people who have looked after this land, water and community for over 60,000 years. We thank them for all they have done and continue to do to look after their country, a special place which we all love and respect.