Wedding Photographs

The picturesque grounds of the University of Melbourne are an ideal location to have your wedding photographs taken. Anyone is able to arrange for a permit.


There is a fee for wedding photography permits on the University of Melbourne grounds. A fee of $440 (including GST) for external clients and $242 (including GST) for current and former staff and students of the University is applicable (subject to evidence of their employment or studies at the University).

Please note that the setting up of tables and serving of refreshments during wedding photography sessions is not permitted.

Permits will only be issued for 1.5-hour photography sessions on Saturdays and Sundays. Only 1 permit will be issued per 1.5 hour session.

Due to the large number of people on campus, permits will not be issued on Weekdays or on Saturdays and Sundays when University graduation ceremonies and other key Univesity events (such as Open Day) are taking place.

Dates permits will not be issued in 2017 (subject to change)

To apply for a Wedding Photography Permit in 2017, please fill in the online Wedding Photography Application form.

Access Points

Gate 10 (Grattan Street) will be the Main entry point for wedding photography parties; parties may also enter via gate 4 (Swanston Street). Security guards will be stationed at these gates to inspect permits, admitting only those with proper authorisation.

Wedding Chapels and Churches

While there is no chapel on campus, some of the adjacent residential colleges have chapels that are available for wedding ceremonies.