Station guidelines

Please direct all media requests for access to Queensland Rail property (i.e. trains, stations, freight forwarding facilities, infrastructure depots, railway tracks and sites) to

Queensland Rail receives many requests for photography and filming in and around our stations and network. Please ensure you follow the correct guidelines below.

Rail enthusiast and amateur photography requests 

If you are a rail enthusiast or amateur photographer please read and follow the Rail Enthusiast and Amateur Photography guidelines (PDF | DOC). 

When entering an attended station please take a copy of the guidelines with you and sign in with station staff before taking photographs. 

Commercial filming and photography requests 

Queensland Rail stations and properties are regularly featured in television series, documentaries, newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements and films. 

While we welcome requests from film crews and photographers, each request is considered on an individual bases and we do ask that you understand that we are running an operational railway and can only grant requests if they fall within our safety guidelines. 

Please ensure you read Commercial Photography and Filming Guidelines (PDF | DOC), before contacting us to apply. 

Please allow at least two weeks for your application to be reviewed. Late applications may not be able to be accommodated.  

Contact us to apply

During election periods, political candidates can apply to access stations.

In assessing applications, Queensland Rail is guided by the following principles:

  • Safety
  • Customer and staff convenience
  • Operational requirements and efficiency​
  • Integrity of pre-arranged commercial or promotional activities (e.g. charity fundraising).


  • Queensland Rail Political Access Application Form (PDF | DOC)


Candidates must apply formally by submitting:

  • A complete and signed application form
  • A signed Deed of Indemnity (with an attached list of names and contact details of all persons covered under this deed)
  • A copy of a Certificate of Currency showing valid public liability insurance (minimum $20 million)
  • A copy of Workers Compensation Insurance cover and/or Voluntary Workers Personal Accident Insurance cover (if applicable)
  • Copies of all materials to be distributed or displayed
  • Applications should be submitted to


  • Queensland Rail Political Access Protocol (PDF | DOC)