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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.

Family Portraiture

The Garden's natural beauty is the perfect back drop for family or portrait photography sessions.  Professional photographers are encouraged to use the Garden, but please be sure to apply for your permit as portraiture/family photography within the Gardens are considered a commercial activity.

Note: there is a fee for the permit which is payable by the photographer.

Click the Family/Portrait Photography button below to apply for the permit.

Family/Portrait Photography



Commercial Photography/Filming

The Garden has been the backdrop for many fashion, car and homewares shoots as well as filming for shows like Stan's "The Commons".

But your shoot doesn't need to be as big as this to be classified as commercial. If you wish to use the Garden, even for some simple Instagram shots to promote your business, your shoot is commercial (you are using the images to make money by promoting your business) and therefore you will need a permit. 

To apply for a commercial filming and photography permit, please click the button below.

Commercial Filming and Photography


Wedding Photography

With 416 hectares of stunning scenery, the Garden is a perfect option for wedding photography and if it's your wedding you will need to make sure your photographer has a permit for taking your wedding photos here in the Garden. 

To apply for a wedding photography permit, please head to our Wedding page.


Further Information

For more information, please read the Garden's terms and conditions or you can speak to our friendly staff by emailing