Photography at our events

We take photos at a variety of community events, workshops and meetings.

These photos are used in documents like our annual reports and plans, on our website, and on our social media pages to help people learn about what we do, and what our events are like.

As a government organisation we have responsibilities under the Privacy Act 1998, the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PIPPA) and must follow the Australian Privacy Principles (APP).

We also follow recommendations from the Australian Institute of Family Studies to help protect vulnerable people in our communities.

What if I don’t want to be photographed?

Our photographers will ask before taking photos of individuals or small groups where people can be identified. For practical reasons, our photographers may not ask for permission to take photos of large groups at events, but if you do not want your photo taken please approach our photographers and let them know.

Do you provide images to third parties?

We only share images with other parties involved in organising the event or some select images with news outlets.

For example at an event like the Multicultural Festival we may send photos to news outlets, the NSW Government (as a funding body), Visit NSW (to advertise the following year’s event), and if the image is of a performance we may share it with the performers.

Where are the photos stored?

Photos of events are stored in our Flickr Archive and our Electronic Content Management System.

What can I do if I want a photo of me removed?

If a photo of you has been shared on social media or used on our website, you can request it be removed through this form.