Taking photos of people in public

I regularly take photos at events I attend. Where possible, I take photos from the back so that people, particularly children, are not identifiable. The photos are for my councillor social media pages including https://www.facebook.com/councillorseanoreilly.

It is not always possible to seek permission for photographs. Legally, photos of anyone in public are allowable, as explained in the following links:

  1. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/what-law-says-about-taking-photos-of-people-in-public/9641488
  2. https://www.artslaw.com.au/info-sheets/info-sheet/street-photographers-rights/
  3. http://bit.ly/2OTVDWp

My commitment

As I respect that some people do not want photos published, I commit to deleting any photos of yourself or people related to you that you object to. Please let me know which photos you request to be deleted, and I commit to deleting all copies.

Please phone me on 0422 523 258 if you wish to discuss this further.

Official council photos

Council generally has a sign up at most events regarding official council photos and your right to object. If you wish to query a photo taken by the council photographer, please email council at council@cgd.vic.gov.au