You will require an approval if you intend to undertake commercial filming or photography activities in a National Park. Activities requiring approval include (but are not limited to):
- Commercial filming (advertisements);
- Feature filming (cinema, video and TV);
- Documentaries and tourism promotions;
- Educational and government sponsored filming; and
- Stills photography for advertising purposes.
Television, print news and current affairs will not require a permit. However, television and newspaper media are encouraged to contact the Parks and Reserves Manager prior to filming as a courtesy and to determine any special requirements, relevant management issues, etc.
The following filming activities still require approval but the filming fee may be waived:
- Educational or Tourism Productions deemed to be beneficial;
- Federal or State Government Tourism Department sponsored filming; and
- News and Current Affairs.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for approval you must hold and provide evidence of a current public liability insurance policy with a minimum coverage of $10 million. Other restrictions may apply, depending on your proposed activities. Please consult the Contact officer for further details.
You may be required to pay a bond. Additional charges may apply if the filming will cause major disruption to the operation or use of a park or reserve, or where assistance is provided (for example, where guide or supervision services are required).
Allow a minimum of 7 days.
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Parks and Wildlife Service
National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 (Tasmania)
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