This permit is required to conduct commercial photography or film making activities in a National Park.
It is not required when the filming or photography involves 1 to 2 people and no structures.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
- Commercial activity
A commercial activity is an activity conducted for gain. Examples of activities conducted for gain - the hire or sale of goods or services, commercial photography, a guided tour, safari, scenic flight, cruise or excursion, advertising or promoting the use of a protected area as part of a tour, safari, scenic flight, cruise or excursion, advdertising or promoting the use of a protected area as part of a feature associated with a resort or tourist facility on land adjoining the area.
A commercial activity does not include
an exempt activity; or
an exempt media activity; or
filming or photography that -
involves no more than 2 persons; and
does not involve the erection, construction or use of a prescribed structure.
This permit cannot be transferred.
This permit remains in effect for a maximum of three years, depending on the applicants requirements. Permits can be re-issued if the operator is planning to continue activities beyond the expiry of the permit.
You can obtain information on fees from the department's website.
You can apply for this permit by completing the online Application for commercial activity permit.
For permits with terms greater than 3 months, you must submit a Filming and Photography Quarterly Return of Operations Form within 20 business days of the end of the quarter (i.e. at the end of March, June, September and December). You must still submit a return, even if no filming or photography has occurred in a quarterly period. However, no fees will apply.
Complete and submit your Return of Operations and pay any fees due online.
Please read the information about commercial activities on National Parks, Recreation Areas and Forests prior to completing the online application form.
Should an application for a commercial activity be approved and a permit is granted, the permit holder must obtain a Public Liability Insurance Policy for a minimum of $20,000,000. The permit holder must also indemnify the State against any actions arising out of the activity. Standard indemnity and insurance clauses will be included as conditions of the permit.
Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland)
Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006 (Queensland)
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