Professional filming and photography

As one of Australia’s pre­mier wildlife attrac­tions, Seal Bay receives hun­dreds of film­ing requests every year. 

Due to the nature and sen­si­tiv­i­ty of the site, it is impor­tant that all film­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy at Seal Bay is car­ried out in a way that is least dis­rup­tive to the sea lion pop­u­la­tion. In most instances a film­ing per­mit is required. You should apply for this sev­er­al weeks before you intend to vis­it. There may also be fees involved.

Oth­er fac­tors to consider:

  • If you wish to film on the beach, a guide must accom­pa­ny the crew at all times, and this guide must be includ­ed in the footage/​photograph.
  • No activ­i­ties may be filmed/​photographed that vio­late the Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Act (for exam­ple, fires or alco­hol on the beach).
  • Crews must main­tain a dis­tance of at least 10 metres from the seals (this dis­tance may increase dur­ing breed­ing season).

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please con­tact Flinders Chase Nation­al Park at flinderschase@​sa.​gov.​au.