Photography and Filming

Visitors are permitted to take photographs with hand-held cameras in non-restricted areas within the National Gallery of Victoria for personal use. All restricted areas display signage at the entrance of the exhibition or gallery space advising of the photography restrictions. These images should not be reproduced or displayed on personal websites.
The use of tripods, selfie sticks, flash or additional lighting is not permitted without the permission of the NGV. A request must be made and granted before such equipment can be used in any gallery spaces.

Asking Permission

For permission regarding the use of photographic equipment or access by the media or film crews, please contact the NGV Media and Public Affairs team.

Copyright, Publications and Reproductions enquiries

Copyright Information

The National Gallery of Victoria respects artistic and intellectual property rights. Many of the works displayed at the NGV 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 the NGV or appearing on the NGV 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 NGV Collection is prohibited.

Copyright permission

It is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holders or their agent before a reproduction of any work or any other content is made. Not adhering to these conditions may constitute an infringement of copyright which may incur penalties including fines.

Reproduction or Publication of works

If you wish to reproduce any works displayed at the NGV or which appear on the NGV website, you should first contact the Permissions and Copyright Co-ordinator, who may be able to supply you with the conditions and costs that may be associated with your request.