Making sure the Royal Botanic Garden is safe and enjoyable for all of our visitors is our priority, we're also committed to protecting the Garden's plants and animals. As a result, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust has some rules and regulations in place to make sure everyone has a good time while they're here.
The Garden's Rangers enforce these rules under NSW State law, if you ignore or break them, you could be fined.
The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust may occasionally reserve any part of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and the Domain for one or more of the following:
Entry to Trust lands - in general
The Trust may give any one or more of the following directions:
A direction limiting the number of persons who may enter any part of the Trust lands
A direction closing to the public any part of the Trust lands (including any reserved land and any road, path or building)
A direction charging admission to any part of the Trust lands
A direction imposing conditions (such as conditions prohibiting the possession or consumption of alcohol) subject to which the public may enter any part of the Trust lands.
A direction under this clause may be given:
In any case - by means of a sign displayed on or adjacent to the part of the Trust lands concerned, or
In the case of a direction referred to above - by means of an instruction given orally by an authorised person
A person must not fail to comply with a direction given under this clause.
Filming and Photography
General visitors - If you are a visitor to the gardens seeking to document your visit for personal use with photos and filming, no permit is required.
Please note that the use of drones is strictly prohibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain and permission for these activities will not be granted for non-commercial filming.
If you plan to undertake any commercial filming or photography at the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain you will need to apply for a permit. Please visit our Filming and Photography page for further information.