Permits for commercial photos, filming in parks
Types of permits to film in parks
You can get any of these permits to take commercial photos or film in a park:
- standard photography permit
- non-standard photography permit
- annual photography permit.
Permits for standard photography cost $55.
Standard photography is where:
- you are not taking unusual images
- you do not need special access or activity
- there are no cultural concerns to Aboriginal Traditional Owners
- you do not need to be supervised.
An outcome on applications for this permit can take up to five days.
Non-standard photography costs $55, plus extra fees depending on what you want to do.
Non-standard photography is where:
- you are taking unusual images
- you need special access or activities
- you need to be supervised
- you want to do something that may raise concerns with Aboriginal Traditional Owners.
If the park is not jointly-managed, it can take up to 14 days for you to get an outcome on your permit application.
However, if the park is jointly-managed, it can take up to 35 days for you to get an outcome on your permit application.
If you are a tourism photojournalist or agent contact the Parks and Wildlife Commission Permits and Concessions office.
Permits for annual photography cost $55.
You can get this kind of permit if you meet all of the following conditions:
- you are an individual photographer or film-maker
- you are producing stock images or footage
- you are doing standard photography (see standard photography information above)
- you have no sets or props
- you have no crew or paid models
- there is no risk to the public or the park
- you will not use the material for advertising without approval from Parks and Wildlife.
Last updated: 21 September 2020
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