Filming and photography
National parks and reserves
If you are planning to undertake any filming or still photography in South Australia’s parks and reserves for commercial purposes* you may be required to obtain a permit. However if your activity involves no more than one camera operator and one assistant and will occur in areas normally available to the public a permit may not be required.
News services (television, radio, print and internet) will not require a permit but should contact our media unit on (08) 8463 7437 to discuss your intended activity.
To enquire whether your filming or photography activity will require a permit, or you have any other enquires, please contact the Customer Service Centre on (08) 8463 3999 or DEWNR.CustomerServiceCentre@sa.gov.au.
*Filming or photography is defined as ‘commercial’ when it intends to promote a product or service or achieve financial gain.
How to apply
Applications to film or photograph will need to provide sufficient information to demonstrate the intended activity is consistent with the objectives of the relevant Act and park management plan and will not impact on the park or other users. Applicants are also encouraged to refer to the relevant regulations to ensure any associated activity is not otherwise prohibited. Refer to the relevant Regulations below:
Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your application to be processed prior to your intended activity. It is recommended you provide at least 21 days* notice. Late fees apply for applications received with less than 14 days notice.
Some parks are managed jointly with Aboriginal people. This is referred to as cooperative management. Where this co-management occurs, it may take longer to process your application. Please contact us to discuss any additional requirements if your intended activity involves any of the following parks:
|Video or motion filming
||Per day or part thereof
Late Application Fee - less than 14 days
||Full day (4hrs - 7.5hrs)
Half day (up to 4 hrs)
Hourly (in excess of 7.5hrs)
Public holiday loading
100% of above
200% of above
|Environmental impact bond (refundable, returned after impact assessment)
Fees shown are valid from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.