Where other approval is needed

If you want to photograph or film in any of the areas listed below you may need to get approval from Aboriginal traditional owners. Special conditions may apply.

You may not be allowed to work in a park if what you want to do is not in the interest of the Parks and Wildlife Commission or its Aboriginal partners.

Indigenous cultural intellectual property is protected.

To find out where you can use a drone to film and what rules apply read about permits to use aircraft and drones in parks.

Park Conditions
Nitmiluk National Park You can get a permit for up to six months.
Gurig Gunak Barlu National Park You must follow these guidelines (361.7 kb) and apply using this form. (357.5 kb)
Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) Conservation Reserve You can film and photograph only in public areas, but not the large native fig in the main visitor area. You can't film or photograph anyone climbing rocks.
Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve You can't film or photograph Castle Rock.
Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve You can film and photograph only in public areas. You can't film or photograph south of the walking track. The Rocky Bluff of Rainbow Valley must not be climbed or accessed. If you want to go to the clay pans you need to state this in your permit application and you will need approval from Traditional Owners. If you get a permit, you can get to the clay pans only on foot and a ranger or a Traditional Owner must go with you.
Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park You can film and photograph only outside the southern entrance of the gap.
Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve Commercial filming or photography is not allowed.
N’Dhala Gorge Nature Park Commercial filming or photography is not allowed.
Trephina Gorge Nature Park Commercial filming or photography at the art site in the gorge is not allowed.
Finke Gorge National Park Commercial filming or photography of people on the rocks at Kalaranga lookout is not allowed.

Other special areas

To find out about working at other parks contact the Parks and Wildlife Commission.

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Last updated: 13 October 2017