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Permits at Norfolk Island

The Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Garden 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. 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 Commonwealth reserves. This is a system through which industry and the public can share in the responsibilities of managing and protecting the reserve.

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 the Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Garden 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.

Using an existing image of Norfolk Island

If you want to use an existing image of Norfolk you do not need to fill out this application, but will need to contact park staff on 0011 6723 22695 regarding permissions and acknowledgement that might be required.

Overseas applicants

Visa requirements for Norfolk Island are the same as for mainland Australia. If you require further information, please contact the Norfolk Island Government for further information by phone 0011 6723 22003, or email clerk@assembly.gov.nf.

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 0011 6723 22695 or email parksonlinefeedback@environment.gov.au.

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 Manager if you are unable to meet this requirement.

Further information

Contact the Permits Officer 

Phone: 0011 6723 22695
Email: parksonlinefeedback@environment.gov.au
Website: www.parksaustralia.gov.au/norfolk/index.html

EPBC Act and Regulations can be viewed at www.environment.gov.au/epbc/index.html or purchased from CANPRINT, telephone 1300 656 863.

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