Oh, for sure, Australian surf clubs are quite serious about wanting to use drones as Search & Rescue aids but that type of activity should not be compared to commercial drones operating over heavily populated areas delivering goods.This could be for real. There are many reports that Google here in Australia have done 50,000 test flights in Adelaide for food and goods delivery. It looks like they have many of their own custom drones.
Surf clubs in Western Australia have been testing float drops to people in need of rescue.
I have read the information in relation to the currently ongoing Drone Delivery trial in Canberra that is published on the CASA website, but it is still just a trial. It costs CASA nothing to give these guys a go and it would be overly draconian for them to not allow such a trial to go ahead. But at the end of the day, I personally don't believe that it will become a commercial reality, at least not in the short to medium term.
In the meantime, the involved stakeholders can continue to perfect the Navigational Control software components as well as developing motors that are as quiet as possible. These two challenges alone will go a long way to alleviating public concern that, as previously mentioned, is most always taken into account as part of the law-making process.