Queensland Drones is an aerial photography and drone imaging company located in Brisbane and specialising in services to commercial and industrial clients. We are CASA-Certified, fully insured and operate within a strong safety management framework.

Queensland Drones delivers fast and accurate aerial contour mapping, 3D virtual models, linear and volume measurement, construction progress photography and project marketing collateral and services to farmers and growers including NDVI crop health mapping, farm infrastructure mapping and EM soil conductivity mapping.

Our clients are primarily in construction and development, environmental monitoring, land management, commercial real estate and rural industries. Take a look at our project gallery to see what we do. Contact us for an obligation free quote or to discuss your requirements.

We create precise and accurate geo-referenced aerial models of construction and development sites

Queensland Drones can create very precise orthographic maps and 3D models of your construction site or development site using high definition aerial imaging (photogrammetry) and precisely geolocated ground control points. We are not surveyors, but we can work in collaboration with your surveyors or fast, low-cost provide pre-survey data for site planning.

For construction site managers we can deliver high precision cut and fill calculations and change mapping over time. We can also provide 3D models to import into your CAD systems to fast track the design process.

Precision aerial mapping can be delivered in a matter of days, at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. Our aerial inspections are fast, safe and don’t require expensive elevated work platforms.

Precision aerial mapping supports precise linear measurement, volume measurement of stockpiles, measurement of embankment slope and breaklines and more.

Precision aerial modelling of finished projects supports detailed comparison of as-built structures to architectural plans.

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0.25m contour map of an in-progress development site near Springfield, using drone-based mapping

Queensland Drones specialises in precision aerial contour mapping of greenfield and in-progress development and construction sites, providing accurate topographical mapping and modelling at intervals of 0.25m, 0.5m or 1m even on steep and heavily treed sites.

We are not surveyors, but we provide extensive accuracy validation for our models and we can work with your surveyors to ensure our results are fully certified for use in your planning, design and compliance processes. We use industry-standard survey tools to ensure the accuracy of our surveys to as little as 15mm horizontal and 30mm vertical. We can also incorporate your existing survey marks and produce outputs to local projection coordinates or standard geographic or UTM coordinate models.

For urgent projects, Queensland Drones can usually create quick contour maps of most locations in South-East Queensland based on our library of existing aerial data. These economical quick models can typically be delivered within 1-2 working days and have an accuracy of about 30cm horizontal and 80cm vertical and are useful for broad planning and preliminary design purposes.

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Panoramic images are a great way to market stunning views from tower developments

Queensland Drones specialises in commercial real estate photography, construction progress photography and development marketing photography.

We provide high-definition aerial photography and aerial video for development marketing, together with progress photography to keep your investors informed.

We can deliver amazing wide-format panoramic images representing the views from your development and presenting your development in the context of its local environment.

We can even provide background imagery to be imported into your CAD systems and used to enhance your design models.

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Aerial 3D model by Queensland Drones

Aerial 3D models and high resolution photography of difficult to reach assets saves time, saves money and reduces risk to your staff

Queensland Drones provides high definition aerial asset inspection services for energy companies, telecommunications companies, water supply and utility companies, forestry companies, local governments and anyone else who needs fast, safe inspection of critical infrastructure.

Our drones can quickly and safely go into places which would otherwise require extensive safety assessments, expensive safety equipment, specialised platforms, scissor lifts and other complex arrangements. We can survey critical infrastructure in place, within minimal disruption to normal operations.

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drone roof inspection orthomosaic

Aerial roof inspections using drones are faster, safer and cheaper than traditional inspections

Queensland Drones can quickly inspect the entire roof of your home, unit block, apartment building, industrial complex or even high rise office or apartment building, providing fast and accurate data to inform insurance assessment, repair quotes and routine inspection requirements.

Our standard aerial roof inspection package includes a high-resolution top-down photo of your entire roof, up to 10 high resolution close-up photos of specific areas of your roof where damage is suspected, and a high-resolution video tracking across your entire roof. Or we can tailor a custom package to meet your specific needs.

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Our UAVs can capture fine detail of environmental conditions even in places very difficult to access

Queensland Drones provides a range of specialised aerial inspection services to meet the needs of environment managers, environmental protection groups and government agencies.

We can provide high resolution photography, video and mapping services into even the most difficult locations, ensuring fast and reliable capture of evidence to support environmental management reports and recommendations.

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rural aerial photography

We specialise in aerial photography of large acreage properties, prestige properties and rural properties

Queensland Drones specialises in photography of large commercial, rural and acreage real estate to show off your property to its full potential.

We can produce high resolution orthomosaic photographs of your acreage or rural property and even create infrastructure maps to help you manage your farm assets and promote your farm or acreage property to prospective buyers.

For families leaving the land or moving to smaller properties, we can provide high quality photographic and video memories of your property that will last a lifetime.

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Farmers at our UAV agriculture services demo day in Laidley

Growers gather to watch our specialised fixed wing agricultural UAV run its survey grid over horticulture fields at Laidley

Queensland Drones has worked with farmers, growers, agronomists and crop consultants for more than two years to develop high-value crop management and farm infrastructure management packages to meet the needs of a modern, progressive agricultural sector in Queensland.

While NDVI crop health mapping is still at the core of our service offering, we can now assist growers to better understand more than 10 layers of critical data impacting the health of crops and the land’s capacity to deliver better harvests and productivity, including soil structure, yield prediction, plant counting, water flow modelling and erosion control modelling.

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Aerial video and aerial photography

Rely on our aerial photography experience and skills to get the most out of every location

Queensland Drones operates the latest UAV photography and video platforms to bring you crisp, high definition photography and ultra high resolution cinematic video from places you’ve never been able to get to before. Our 20 MP photographs and 4K video at up to 60 FPS will blow you away!

We have the skills and experience to turn your aerial photos and videos into something truly special. Our rates are affordable and there are no hidden costs. We can operate where uncertified operators can’t fly!

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