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Filming and photography at Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland is a beautiful and popular destination for photography and video footage.

If you wish to conduct a photo or film shoot at Roma Street Parkland, please complete the below application form. Photo/film applications for news outlets or wedding shoots are not required. Please see below for more information on media activity requests.

When you visit Roma Street Parkland, please make sure you observe the guidelines set out by Queensland Health, that includes practicing social distancing and good hygiene at all times.

Essential information

News crews and media

If you’d like to do a live cross, film a segment or take a photo for an article, please contact Roma Street Parkland Communications Executive, Kate Sloan on [email protected] or 0422 007 379.

Note that if you are a low impact news crew under 3 persons, you do not require prior approval on site. To be deemed low impact, you must be utilising minimal equipment. All crews must have station credentials visible, or be able to present these if requested by Parkland Security staff. Crews must use designated street parking or public loading zones, at their own arrangement. 

Photography and filming activities

Unless you are a low impact news crew or undertaking a wedding shoot, approval is required from City Parklands for all film and photo shoots which use Roma Street Parkland as a location. Please read the Terms and Conditions of Commercial Photography and/or Filming before submitting a complete application form below.
 
Please allow 5 business days for your application to be processed and note that applications made under this timeframe may not be processed.

Wedding, family portrait and personal photo shoots

Approval is not required for personal photo shoots or filming, including, for example, wedding photos, family portraits or private portrait sessions, however we advise that you check that there are no major events happening in the Parklands on the date you wish to be here. Please note that all photography at the Parklands is monitored by onsite security to ensure public safety. If you are conducting a non-commercial film or photo shoot, onsite security may approach you to confirm your purpose onsite.

Drones and aerial photography

To ensure that we comply with air safety regulations, the use of drones in the Parklands is strictly prohibited without express written consent from the Communications Executive at City Parklands. Photography and filming in Roma Street Parkland will only be approved for Civil Aviation Safety Authority licensed operators. Please complete the application form below indicating the use of drones in the description box. After submitting your application, the Communications Executive will be in contact with you to request the below documentation as part of the approvals process.

- UAV Operator’s certificate (UOC) 
- UAV Controller Certificate or ReOC (Remote Operators Certificate)
- Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC)
- Public Liability Insurance ($20 million)
- Safe Work Method Statement 
- Risk Assessment
- VTOL location and flight path

Please note that without the above documentation drone activity will not be approved. Roma Street Parkland has a strict no fly policy for hobbyists.

Fees

Commercial photography and film shoots at Roma Street Parkland attract site hire fees, payable once you have received approval.

Please note that from July 1 commercial photography and film shoots at Roma Street Parkland will increase to $709.80. This cost is in line with Brisbane City Council filming and photography fees.

Fee waivers or deductions are up to the sole discretion of the Communications Executive or City Parklands representative. 

These fees assist with the landscaping and additional horticulture work costs required to keep the Parklands pristine for the Brisbane Community all year round.

All associated photography and filming fees must be paid prior to on-site activity.

Application form

Please allow a minimum of five working days for your application to be processed. Prior to completing this form, please read Roma Street Parkland's filming and photography terms and conditions document as you will be required to agree to its contents prior to submission.