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Photography and film shoots

State Library is a unique location for photography and film shoots. Prior approval must be sought for any commercial photo or film shoot that occurs within State Library of Queensland.

Family portraits, private photography and wedding photography are permitted onsite without prior approval or any fees, however, please be respectful of patrons and ensure you are not blocking any thoroughfares for other visitors.

Location shoots

All location photo and film shoots must have prior approval. Please submit an enquiry and one of our staff members will be in touch shortly.

The following fees, terms and conditions apply to all bookings.

  • Photo or film shoot in one of our venue for hire spaces – price on application
  • Public area photo shoot – $250 (inc GST) for the first two hours and $125 (inc GST) for every hour after that (or part thereof)
  • Film shoot – price on application

Staffing costs

$195 (inc GST) for up to three hours, $65 per hour thereafter.

All photography and film shoots in public areas of State Library require a staff member rostered to oversee your shoot.

Public Liability Insurance

A certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance (minimum $10,000,000) covering the period of hire must be provided before the commencement of the hire period.

Prices subject to change. Information subject to change.