Photography

We welcome professional photographers and film makers to our iconic site.
However as we need to protect the church grounds and manage the expectations of other visitors we require professionals to apply for a Private Property Use permit and pay a fee.
Priority will always be given to couples who have arranged to be married at The Church of the Good Shepherd for whom the commercial rates below do not apply.
Exclusive access is not offered.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

CASUAL PHOTO SHOOT - 3 people only

For couples not married at the church a fee is payable to the guide on arrival.
30 minute session | $100
60 minute session | $150

No access after the gates are closed at dusk.

FORMAL PHOTO SHOOT - 4-6 people

For all wedding parties who have not been in a ceremony at the church please apply online for a permit prior to arrival.

After payment, you may collect your permit from the Guide at the church between 9am - 5pm.

No access after the gates are closed at dusk.

MULTI PHOTO SHOOT CONCESSION

Concessions are available to Wedding Photographers visiting the site often: 

10 x 30 minute sessions | $800.00
10 x 60 minute sessions | $1200.00

Please apply for a permit prior to your first visit. You will be asked to leave if you do not have a permit.

No access after the gates are closed at dusk.

Sessions not permitted on Sunday (all day) or on Wednesday and Saturday from 1.00pm.

APPLY FOR PERMIT

 

ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHERS

Night photography within the grounds is currently not permitted. You can still take good astro pictures from outside the fence on the lake side (walk around the outside of the fence). We will be offering astrophotography tours on the site later in the year. Please check this page for updates.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR GROUPS

Please apply for a permit prior to arrival and inform us how many people are in the group. Night photography within the grounds is not permitted except by prior arrangement.

 

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

ADVERTISING IMAGES

Please apply for a permit prior to arrival. 

 

FILM MAKERS

Please apply for a permit well in advance. Fees are dependent on duration of filming, exclusive access requirements and eventual use. Terms and Conditions are available upon request.

 

APPLY FOR PERMIT

Please respect the church and grounds are CLOSED to ALL visitors when the gates are closed so we can protect the site. 
Do not climb the closed gates and wall. Thank you.

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PHOTO CREDIT: James Cage