Station access requests

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 or videography 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. 

Please note that Queensland Rail does not permit student film productions to film on our network due to safety considerations.​

Commercial photography/videography requests 

If you are a commercial photographer or videographer, please read and follow the Commercial photography/videography request process and guidelines

While we welcome requests from film crews and photographers, each request is considered on an individual basis 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. 

Depending on your production size, please allow four to six weeks for your application to be reviewed. Late applications may not be able to be accommodated.  

Please note that Queensland Rail does not permit student film productions to film on our network due to safety considerations.​

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

This protocol has been extended for the 2023 Referendum until 6pm, Friday 13 October 2023. ​

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 Protocol PDF | DOC)
  • Queensland Rail Political Access Application Form (Single) PDF | DOC)
  • Queensland Rail Political Access Application Form (Multiple) PDF | Excel
  • Queensland Rail Deed of Indemnity PDF | DOC


Candidates must apply formally by submitting:

  • A complete and signed application form
  • Applications require a minimum of three business days to process
  • A signed Deed of Indemnity (on behalf of all persons noted on the application form)
  • Multiple access applications require a Deed of Indemnity for each location
  • 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