WHO CAN APPLY FOR MEDIA ACCREDITATION FOR GTM?
Media accreditation will only be granted to members of the media who represent recognised and legitimate media organisations.
Freelance journalists and photographers will only be granted accreditation if they are working on behalf of a recognised and legitimate media outlet. All applications will be checked with editors.
Please note, there is limited availability for media accreditation requests.
If you are a high school, TAFE, University Student or amateur photographer who would like to shoot GTM, please get in touch by sending a general email to [email protected] expressing your interest, a bit of info about yourself, your experience and some links to your work. Please DO NOT send large file attachments with your request.
I WANT TO WRITE A STORY ABOUT GTM AND/OR INTERVIEW AN ARTIST PRIOR TO THE EVENT, WHO DO I CONTACT?
For all official media enquiries, artist and event image requests, please contact GTM’s National Publicist Janelle Morse, Morse Code PR.
To register interest to interview artists from our 2023 line up, please fill out the online form here.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR MEDIA ACCREDITATION?
Media Accreditation applications for GTM 2023 are open now and will close on Wednesday 5 April 2023 at 5PM AEDT.
If you are a REVIEWER and/or a PHOTOGRAPHER wishing to attend one of the six GTM 2023 events, please complete the Media Accreditation Application Form.
Please ensure the form is completed in full, incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered. Due to GTM being a licensed all ages event, all applicants must ensure a Date of Birth (DOB) is included in their submission and that valid photo ID can be presented when collecting their accreditation at the event.
Outside of our official media partners, we will not be accepting applications for on ground video crews for GTM 2023. Please email [email protected] if you have queries on this.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF MY APPLICATION IS SUCCESSFUL?
Your application will be acknowledged with a reply email and you will be advised of the status of your application no later than Friday 7 April 2023.
Final media information will be sent to successful applicants no later than Wednesday 12 April 2023.
I’M A REVIEWER, DO I GET A PASS?
All reviewers will be issued with a wristband which grants general admission access to the festival site, including the Udder Mayhem area. Any access above and beyond general admission is at the discretion of GTM.
I’M A PHOTOGRAPHER, WHAT ACCESS DO I HAVE?
There is a strictly limited number of pit access photo passes for each event. ALL photographers accredited with a media pass must complete and sign a release form when collecting their pass at the event(s).
Accredited photographers have access to the general admission areas of the site and the photo pit in front of each stage for the first three (3) songs of each artist unless otherwise advised by GTM event staff. Please note the use of flash photography is not permitted at any time.
Closed shoes are to be worn at all times and directions and or requests of the publicity team, security and/ or any event staff at any given event must be followed. Not wearing closed in shoes will result in denied access to all Photo Pits.
There’s no media area on site at GTM, however there are various charging stations around the festival site. We do recommend that photographers wishing to file photos throughout the day bring their own USB wireless equipment.
GTM is not responsible for any media equipment.
There is strictly no backstage or side of stage access for any photographers or reviewers under any circumstances.
WHERE DO I COLLECT MY PASS FROM?
All passes and reviewer tickets are to be collected by showing Photo ID from the GUEST SERVICES box office (unless the GTM Publicity Team has advised you of other arrangements) which is located just outside the main public entrance of the event.
ALL working members of the media who are collecting any accredited passes (i.e if you are operating ANY audio and/or photography equipment) will be required to sign a release form in order to collect their pass at any event(s).
Note: Valid photo ID is also required to receive an ’18+’ wristband to access the licensed areas of the event. The only forms of valid photo ID that will be accepted are current Australian driver’s licence, current passport (supported by another form of ID), current state issued proof of age card. Please note: for GTM Bunbury, only a WA proof of age card will be accepted – other state issued proof of age cards will not be accepted). Please note that an international driver’s license is not accepted as a valid form of identification at any GTM Event.
I CAN’T GO TO GTM ANYMORE, CAN I JUST GIVE MY MEDIA ACCREDITATION TO SOMEONE ELSE AT WORK?
Media accreditation is not transferable. All passes must contain the correct name of the media representative. Pass swapping is not permitted and anyone found to do so will be immediately escorted from site.
Should a change of name be required prior to the event please email [email protected] at least two weeks before the relevant event explaining the reason for the change. As these events are so busy changes to media accreditation on the day of any given event cannot be guaranteed.