To ensure commercial filming in National Parks and Reserves, managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in Tasmania, assists, where possible, in promoting community awareness, understanding and support for; natural, cultural and heritage conservation and management, and is carried out in a manner that does not compromise conservation and other management objectives. These guidelines also enable a financial return to be obtained from the commercial filming use of Tasmania's Parks and Reserves, in recognition of the financial cost of maintaining and managing this valuable publicly owned resource.
Filming of areas managed by the PWS can make a significant contribution towards helping to raise awareness of conservation issues and promoting the appreciation and use of those areas and PWS objectives. However, there is a need to ensure that the activities of film crews do not damage the environment, conflict with the enjoyment of other users, incorrectly present information or show inappropriate activities. These guidelines should be used as a means to educate film makers of their responsibility that the way the area is portrayed in the final film product should be consistent with user responsibility to protect and respect that environment.
These guidelines apply to commercial filming activities in all State (National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002) and Crown Land Reserves (Crown Lands Act 1976) managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service (Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water, and Environment) in Tasmania.
Commercial filming is defined as: any filming which is undertaken for a financial consideration, either on consignment for another party or with a view to selling or hiring the imagery obtained, or for promotion of a product or service, and includes still photography for advertising purposes.
- For the purposes of these guidelines, commercial filming includes:
- Commercial Filming (advertisements)
- Feature Filming (cinema, video and TV)
- Documentaries and Tourism Promotions
- Educational and Government Sponsored Filming
- Stills Photography for advertising purposes
News of the day (electronic and print) and current affairs do not meet this definition. These activities do not require approval, a permit or the payment of fees. However they should be encouraged, where possible, to comply with the objective of these guidelines.