Welcome to Byron Bay Drone


Back in the days, aerial imagery services were provided exclusively by photographers utilizing helicopters, or via a camera fitted blimps.  In 2007 i launched my first blimp, with a tiny RC camera transmitting video on a TV monitor. Ten years later, as the technology evolved exponentially with lightweight lithium batteries and high-resolution cameras, manufacturers developed Remote Pilot Aircrafts, creating new opportunities across all industries for Drone operators.  


My initial drone operations involved flying above the Byron Bay shoreline shooting surfing videos, and soon  evolved into commercial applications: producing web-friendly aerial shots for real estate, performing site inspections, and creating footage for advertising and social media promotions.  


In 2019, I launched Byron Bay Drone, expending services to surveyors, construction sites and mining, providing photogrammetry and  3D site mapping.  


Byron Bay Drone is run and operated by Philippe Soria a qualified and fully insured CASA registered drone operator (Remote Pilot Licence 1096572).

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  • Search and rescue
  • Fire response
  • Law enforcement

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  • Realestate
  • Social media videos
  • Events videos


  • Property surveys
  • 3D Modeling
  • Photogrammetry

Our clients and projects

NSW Soil Conservation Services

The NSW Soil Conservation Services hired Byron Bay Drone to capture the sand replenishment of Byron Bay’s Clarkes Beach. The coastal erosion in front of the beach cafe has been the worst over the past four decades threatening the iconic “Beach Cafe”. The aerial video shots show the sandbags providing a permanent and structure to stop the erosion, and the Read More…

Stockpile measurements

We use dronedeploy to survey your site (mine, quarry, building site) so that you can quickly and efficiently estimate stockpiles length, surface and volumes.

Anti-drone solutions

Byron Bay Drone represents the French anti-drone leader CERBAIR in Australia. We aim at helping government agencies, airports and private property against illegal drone operations in specific areas. Read More…

3D Mappings

We use 3D mapping software to create 3D models of properties, construction sites and provide photogrammetry measurements of volumes and surfaces.

and once 2D map appears, click on the blue arrow on the left to view 3D model.

Architect shots


Oceanarc is a local Architectural Practice established by the principle Paul Anthony Jones out of more than twenty five years of local, metropolitan and international experience. Byron Bay Drone provided aerial imagery for the companies website.

Real Estate Photography

Value Imagery

Value Imagery contracts out Byron Bay Drone to take aerial images and videos of realestate properties and local businesses.

Government Agencies

Soil Conservation Service - NSW

The NSW Soil Conservation Service is an Australian governmental agency providing environmental consulting and land rehabilitation services. Byron Bay Drone was contracted out to provide aerial imagery services in various projects in the Northern Rivers region: Ballina, Lennox Head and Newribar. Our involvement included flying over properties inaccessible by walking to identify tree species, performing a dilapidation survey of a Read More…

TV documentaries

Discovery Channel - Byron Bay Solar train

Byron Bay Drone was selected to shoot the first travels of the Byron Bay solar train. The video shots were included in the documentary “The World’s First Fully Solar-Powered Train” for the Daily Planet magazine broadcasted on Discovery Channel Canada. .

Construction sites

Blok Modular

Blok Modular is a Brisbane based architect company involved in the design, building and installation of modular homes. One of Blok Modular project consisted in relocating and installing a module from the warehouse in Brisbane down to Newribar, a Northen Rivers suburb next to Byron Bay, NSW. What we did? Byron Bay Drone was hired to film the installation of Read More…

Contact us

A question or a project ? Feel free to contact us.