Photography and filming at the Shrine

The Shrine of Remembrance Act (1978) grants the Shrine of Remembrance Trustees the power to control and charge fees for the use of the Shrine of Remembrance’s image. This includes any representation of the Shrine in models, replicas, fabric-designs, drawings, paintings, photographs, films, etc.

The Trustees recognise that members of the community may wish to document their visit to the Shrine or otherwise make use of the Shrine’s image by Photography. The following forms of photography (as defined below) are not permitted without the approval of the Trustees:

  • Commercial Photography
  • Non-commercial Photography which involves access to any part of the Shrine monument or Shrine Reserve not generally available to members of the public
  • Photography which involves the use of equipment other than a handheld camera (with/without tripod and/or handheld lighting) within the Shrine Reserve
  • Photography which involves the use of equipment other than a handheld camera on or within the Shrine monument and / or its adjoining courtyards
  • Photography involving the use of drones or other autonomous or remotely controlled devices (as defined by the Shrine’s Autonomous or Remotely Controlled Device Policy)

Applications for the above are to be received by the Trustees not less than five business days prior to the proposed Photography. Fees may be charged for Commercial Photography.

News of the Day Photography conducted by media organisations accredited in Australia or equivalently recognised as such is exempt from the approvals process unless Photography is proposed on or within the Shrine monument and / or its adjoining courtyards or involves the use of any vehicle. Media outlets are encouraged to contact Shrine marketing staff as a courtesy prior to any activity at the Shrine.

Definitions

  • Photography refers to still and/or motion recording of the visual image of the Shrine of Remembrance by chemical (film) or electronic (digital) means and includes the activities related to making the image/s.
  • Non-commercial photography is where the Photography is solely for personal use and not made for the purpose of seeking or deriving a financial or commercial benefit to the photographer or any other party by sale, use in advertising or any other means. The subsequent sale or use in advertising of any Non-Commercial Photography causes the original Photography to be considered Commercial Photography.
  • Commercial photography is where the Photography is performed for the purpose of seeking or deriving a financial or commercial benefit to the photographer or any other party by sale, use in advertising or any other means.

Application process

To submit an application:

  • Complete the form, ensuring you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.
  • Allow five (5) business days for the processing of your application.
  • A fee may applied for photography. All fees are due and payable in advance of the scheduled Photography. (Refer page 2 of the application form.)
  • Email your completed application form to [email protected].