Welcome to Byron Bay Drone


Byron Bay Drone specializes in professional, high-resolution drone photography. 

We provide services to the construction, building, mining, conservation, real estate, and civil industries.   

Our clients use drone photographs and imagery of construction projects ie works in progress,

surveying requirements for land developments,

civil projects ie bridges and highway projects, conservation/erosion, and real estate listings.

We also offer photogrammetry and 3D site mapping services.

We are based in Byron Bay however we offer services Australia-wide.

We offer a fast, efficient, and professional service to our clients and support them in achieving their business goals.

Byron Bay Drone is run and operated by Philippe Soria a qualified fully insured 

CASA licensed Drone Pilot.

Philippe holds an Engineering degree in Optoelectronics from the University of Montpellier (France) and has been involved with aerial imagery and drones since the commercialisation of the first drones in 2006.

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  • Properties, realestate and private shots
  • Minimum risk areas / uncontrolled airspaces
  • $125 +gst (up to an hour on-site)

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3D Mapping

  • Flying over large areas up to 50 hectares with 1 or 2 pilots
  • includes restricted airspace applications as needed
  • from $650 +gst


  • Advertising, events and documentaries with 1 or 2 pilots
  • Includes restricted aerospace applications
  • from $850 +gst

Our clients and projects

Suffolk Park Pumptrack

The NSW government in association with the Byron Bay Council required a progress report of the construction of the Suffolk Park pump track.

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.

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.