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Permits at Christmas Island

Christmas Island National Park is a Commonwealth reserve established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) to manage the environment of the region for the benefit of all people, present and future.

When a permit is needed

All commercial film crews, still photographers, artists and sound recorders will need to apply for a permit to carry out commercial work in the park.

If the story has been deemed ‘news of the day’ by the park manager, news media are not required to have a permit.  A commercial permit may be required to use an existing image of the park for a commercial purpose. This also applies to media outlets.

Further information

For more information regarding whether you need a permit to conduct your activity, please contact Christmas Island National Park.

Park Manager
Phone: 08 9164 8700
Email: christmasislandnp@environment.gov.au or scott.suridge@environment.gov.au

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