RPA - Remotely piloted aircraft / drone

Surf Life Saving NT's drone capability allows us to assist search and rescue operations such as missing persons and drownings. The drones will also help to spot rips, distressed swimmers and potential hazards in the water during beach surveillance and will be used for risk assessments and mitigation during SLSNT carnivals and events.

SLSNT currently has 2 drones both based out of Surf House in Coconut Grove. 

SLSNT drones are equipped with a range of equipment and technology including, thermal imagery, speakers, lights and zoom depending on the aircraft.

Standard Operating Procedures 

Currently under development.

Want to Become a Pilot?

Darwin beaches are in controlled airspace which means pilots need to hold a remote pilot licence to be be able to fly.
SLSNT will support individuals to gain this qualification in return for volunteering your time to fly patrols. 

Please email us at surf@lifesavingnt.com.au for more details on this training.