1) Which filming and photography activities require a permit?
- All filming and photography activities conducted as a trade or business.
- Commercial wedding and portrait photographers
- All drone filming and photography. For any drone filming and photography you must be or engage a fully licensed pilot and CASA-certified operator.
- Some student productions.
2) Who doesn't need a permit?
- Amateur or hobby photographers with basic equipment, who are not making images commercially available (if you think the images might be used commercially in the future, then please apply for a permit today).
- People taking film or video for personal use.
3) Prohibited filming activities
- Any filming which portrays activities which are prohibited in Mystic Park e.g. public access driving inside Mystic Park
- Operating drones, unless explicitly permitted by Alpine Community Plantations in a filming permit.
- Activities that substantially limit the experiences, enjoyment or rights of Mystic Park members, visitors, tenants, or neighbours.
4) Permit lead times
- ACP/Mystic Park is a very small organisation that needs to work with multiple organisational and government stakeholders to obtain film / photography approval.
- Therefore, organisations are required to submit an film permit application with at least 8 weeks leadtime to be considered by ACP. Any applications received that don't comply with these timelines will be rejected immediately.
- Submitting an application does not guarantee approval.
- Complex applications may require a longer lead time.