Photography and Video

Photography and Video in the Gallery Policy


Hervey Bay Regional Gallery's (HBRG) Photography in the Gallery Policy permits visitors to take photographs with hand-held cameras and mobile devices within HBRG for personal use unless a particular exhibition or work has been expressly marked as restricted. Any images, moving images or film taken should not be reproduced or displayed on personal websites or social media platforms for gain without permission.

If an exhibition or work is restricted, the following signage will be displayed:

The use of tripods, selfie sticks, flash or additional lighting is not permitted without the permission of HBRG. A request must be made and granted before such equipment can be used in any gallery spaces.




HBRG respects artistic and intellectual property rights. Many of the works displayed at HBRG are subject to copyright legislation. The artist/copyright holder retains the right to reproduce a work of art.


No image, documentation or sound recording displayed at HBRG or appearing on the HBRG website may be reproduced, communicated or copied without permission, other than for the purposes of research or study. Use of and referral to this material is allowed for the purposes of research or study so long as full and proper attribution is given. For Indigenous works, this may include the artist and community.
Unauthorised commercial publication or reproduction of any part of the HBRG Collection is prohibited.


More information about copyright is available from the Australian Copyright Council at


Copyright permission
Permission regarding the use of photographic equipment or access by the media or film crews may be granted by the Director subject to necessary consultation with relevant Collection Management, Exhibitions Management and Marketing staff, and be subject to relevant conditions and costs for the visitor.

It is the visitor’s responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holders or their agent before a reproduction of any work or any other content is made. The Gallery will communicate to visitors that not adhering to these conditions may constitute an infringement of copyright which may incur penalties including fines.


The Gallery cannot assist in getting any permission you might need. The Australian Copyright Agency’s Viscopy may be able to help, see


Reproduction or publication of works
If you wish to reproduce any works displayed at HBRG or which appear on the HBRG website, you should first contact the Gallery, who may be able to supply you with the conditions and costs that may be associated with your request. 


Press image enquiries should also be made to the Gallery.