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Permits at Booderee

Booderee National Park is a Commonwealth reserve established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) to manage the environment of the region for the benefit of all people, present and future. The Director of National Parks, also established under the EPBC Act, uses a permit system to help regulate some activities. Permits may be issued subject to conditions that help to identify, protect, conserve and manage biodiversity, heritage and other values of the park. This is a system through which industry and the public can share in the responsibilities of managing and protecting the park.

When a permit is required

You will need to apply for this permit if you wish to conduct filming, videoing, photography or art in or of Booderee National Park for commercial purposes. Commercial purposes means carrying out an activity with intent of a reward, i.e. money, merchandise or services, or the possibility of future reward (if done for financial reward or commercial gain, under contract or consignment for another person, and/or with a view to being sold or hired out, or for promotion/advertising of a product or service).

Please make sure you and your staff (if any) are familiar with, and adhere to, the permit conditions of any permits you are issued with. Breaching permit conditions may lead to the permit being suspended or cancelled.

Permit fees

Permit application fees are payable under the EPBC Regulations. The fees are:

  • Filming (includes video recording) AUD $250 per day or part day
  • Still Photography / Artwork / Audio Recording AUD $10 per day or part day

Using an existing image of Booderee National Park

If you want to use an existing image of the park you do not need to fill out the online application. You will need to contact park staff on 02 4442 1006, or email booderee.permits@environment.gov.au regarding any permissions and acknowledgement that might be required.

Working with traditional owners

Projects that seek to involve traditional owners are welcomed. If you wish to involve traditional owners in your image capture, please provide those details in your permit application as traditional owners will need to be consulted.

Public liability insurance

You will need to provide a certificate of public liability insurance showing that you, your staff and contractors are covered for the proposed image capture and use. Your public liability insurance needs to be with an insurer that is approved by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, and for at least $20 million for each and every event. Please contact the park if you are unable to meet this requirement.

Apply well in advance

Please allow a minimum of 28 days for the permit application to be processed. If you require a permit in less than 28 days time, please contact the park on 02 4442 1006 (if calling from within Australia) or 61 2 4442 1006 (if calling from overseas), or email booderee.permits@environment.gov.au.

Park briefing

Once you are granted a permit, you and your staff (if any) are required to attend a briefing by park staff before you commence your image capture. Briefings are conducted at the Booderee National Park Administration Officer, during normal business hours of 9am to 5pm. Please nominate your preferred time in your permit application.

Further information

The Permits Officer for Booderee National Park can help with any queries regarding this permit – please call 02 4442 1006 or email booderee.permits@environment.gov.au. Our website is at www.parksaustralia.gov.au/booderee. The EPBC Act and Regulations can be viewed at www.environment.gov.au/epbc/index.html or purchased from CANPRINT by telephoning 1300 656 863.

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