The Queensland Fire Department strongly recommends drone pilots not to operate their devices in the Kooralbyn area as firemen are trying to suppress a devastating wildfire in the Scenic Rim region.

In August, according to Australian Aviation magazine, fire planes and helicopters stopped quenching a fire which posed a significant threat to homes in a small town located in the Northern Territory because of a suspicious unmanned aerial vehicle.

In April, Australian Aviation reported that 194 cases had already been recorded in 2019 when a drone was on the verge of collision with a manned aircraft. These statistics already provide significant reasons for concerns.