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Filming and Photography

From product launches to fashion shoots, stills or video, the Australian Botanic Garden is a popular filming and photography location.

Less than an hour by car from the Sydney CBD, the Garden offers back drops and locations that range from natural woodland bush to picturesque gardens, waterside lawns and hill tops with panoramic views.

The Garden's natural beauty also makes a great location for your family or portrait photography session.

Family and portrait photographers can apply online for a permit here.

The commercial filming and photography application form can be found here.

For more information, please read the Garden's terms and conditions or you can speak to our friendly staff by calling (02) 4634 7903 or email

Please note if you are a photographer who is being paid, or if you are paying a photographer, and wish to use the Garden as a back drop, this is considered by a commercial activity by the Garden and requires a permit be issued.

Permit Application Forms

Family/Portrait Photography

Commercial Filming and Photography

Wedding Photography

Make sure you read the Garden's terms and conditions as well as look at our frequently asked questions.