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Use of images from the Australian Plant Image Index

The aim of the Australian National Botanic Gardens is to inspire, inform and connect people to the Australian flora. To support this aim the Botanic Gardens maintains a collection of accurately documented photographs of Australian plants and their habitats. Photographs of parks and reserves managed by the Australian Government's Environment Department are also housed at the Gardens as part of the Photograph Collection.

There are, however images within web pages on the ANBG/CANBR website that are not part of the collection, these remain copyright to the photographer and we have no rights to licence their use to a third party.

Licences to reproduce copyright images from the ANBG Collection are issued on the following conditions:

Non-commercial use, downloaded from our website, is allowed on condition that credit is given to the Australian National Botanic Gardens and these words are linked to our home page. If the photographer is credited on our page, that photographer must be credited in all subsequent use of the image.

Commercial use, or non-commercial use requiring high-resolution images, requires a licence and:

• acknowledgment of the source of the slide is included in any publication;

• credit to the photographer where listed;

• reproduction fees in accordance with the charges shown are paid to the Botanic Gardens;

• the Botanic Gardens may request one or more copies of any publication in which the photographs appear;

• all images are copyright and must not be duplicated or used in any manner other than indicated on the licence agreement;

Charges for Licences to reproduce photographs

All images are supplied digitally. No film duplicates are now provided.

Payment by credit card is preferred, using the fax form supplied, enquire with the Photo Curator for details.
Overseas orders will only be supplied once credit card transactions are acquitted.




Commercial use fee

$100.00 per image

  • Licence fee to reproduce image.
  • Applies to all book/magazine publishers, commercial web sites, advertising and other commercial activities.

Non-commercial use fee

$25.00 per image

  • Licence fee to reproduce image.
  • Applies to all non-commercial use.
  • On condition that credit and © is given to the Australian National Botanic Gardens and these words are linked to our home page.

( 1 Legal instrument for ANBG fees and charges PDF)

Note: sound files and line illustrations on the ANBG/CPBR website are treated in the same way as photographs when copyright is held by the ANBG.
Some images on the ANBG/CPBR website are used with permission of an external copyright owner for that purpose only.
Not all images on the ANBG/CPBR website are available to licence to a third party due to copyright or moral rights conditions.


For further information please call (02) 6250 9529

Correspondence should be addressed to:

The Photograph Curator
Australian National Botanic Gardens
GPO Box 1777
Canberra ACT 2601

Telephone: 02-62509529
Fax: 02-62509528

Credit Card Payment

Credit card payment is preferred, by fax using this form
(Visa, Mastercard and American Express supported)

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