Police allege one of their night helicopter patrols on the Gold Coast was targeted by a man on the ground using a laser light.

A Queensland man has been charged with an offence under the state’s civil aviation act after a police helicopter was targeted with a laser light.

It will be alleged the chopper was conducting airborne patrols on the Gold Coast when its crew noticed the beam being shone at them from outside a residence in Fadden Close at Arundel about 7.45pm on Saturday.

They reported the incident and officers on the ground attended the address where they spoke to a 50-year-old man.

He was issued with a notice to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court at a later date.