Drone Laws in Indonesia

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Indonesia.

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According to Indonesia’s national aviation authority, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, flying a drone is legal in Indonesia, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.

If you’d like to contact the Directorate General of Civil Aviation directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: hubud@dephub.go.id / +62 8 111 004 222

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Why fly a drone in Indonesia? To get great aerial shots like these!

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Indonesia

Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Indonesia.

  • Drones may not fly above 150 meters (492 feet) without permission.
  • Drones may not weight more than 7 kilograms (15.4 pounds).
  • Drones may not be flown within 15 kilometers (20 miles) of any airport.
  • Drones may not be flown over crowds or highly populated areas.
  • Drones may not be flown at night.
  • Drones may not be flown from any moving vehicle.
  • Drone pilots must maintain a direct line of visual sight while flying.
  • Penalties for non-compliance with these regulations are stiff, and include jail time and possible fines of up to 66,000 Euros.

For more information on Indonesia drone laws, see this official document from 2016, and this guide to traveling to Indonesia with a drone from secondary source Baliprod.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Indonesia? Send us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]com. We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in Indonesia can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Indonesia? Here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKjy9uv2hgA