About CAMS Media Accreditation
The CAMS Media Accreditation process is for photographers, videographers and journalists seeking accreditation for CAMS sanctioned motor sport events held around Australia.
Photographers, videographers and journalists are required to comply with the CAMS Media Accreditation Policy and all accredited media, excluding journalists, will need to purchase a new CAMS Media vest for each calendar year.
Should you have any queries regarding media accreditation, please contact the CAMS Media department via [email protected] or on 1300 883 959.
2019 CAMS Media Accreditation
Those who miss the second intake can renew, upgrade or apply for CAMS Media Accreditation throughout the season, with accreditation to be processed at the end of each month.
The first intake for 2019 CAMS Media Accreditation has now closed and will reopen in January 2019.
CAMS Media Accreditation Policy
Photographers, videographers and journalists renewing or applying for CAMS Media Accreditation MUST read the Policy before renewing or applying for accreditation. The Policy contains important information about the application process as well as outlining key rules which you must follow at each event to enhance your safety.
CAMS Accredited Media will also be required to wear their CAMS Media Vest and CAMS Media Accreditation identification at events at all times.
Those who fail to wear the correct media vest and credentials may have their accreditation revoked, in particular those who continue to knowingly participate with expired credentials.
Journalists will be exempt from fees and wearing a vest, but if required to take images from photographic zones at motor sport venues will need to apply as a Photo Journalist or Video Journalist which will require payment for insurance and necessary accreditation items.
CAMS Media Accreditation will only be active for the calendar year for which a member of the media has applied for (i.e. between 1 January and 31 December).
New applicants will only be granted Bronze Accreditation upon the submission of a folio of photographic works. Existing Bronze applicants may apply to enhance their level of accreditation to Silver or Gold.
Why CAMS Media Accreditation?
There are several benefits in having CAMS Media Accreditation:
- You receive personal accident insurance through CAMS which provides for a certain amount of compensation in the event that you are injured. Without this insurance you will not be covered by CAMS for any injuries you suffer at an event.
- Having CAMS Media Accreditation makes a clear statement to event organisers about the quality of your portfolio, that you are bound by the CAMS Media Policy and that you are endorsed by CAMS. CAMS Media Accreditation is recognised by event organisers.
- Many event organisers may restrict access to certain areas of an event to those who hold CAMS Media Accreditation. Those without CAMS Media Accreditation may not be able to access areas beyond those available to general spectators.
Note: CAMS Media Accreditation does not entitle holder automatically to Supercars, Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix or Shannons Nationals Media Accreditation. It is highly recommended that CAMS Accredited Media contact the event organiser or the event's media personnel before going to an event.
CAMS is responsible for ensuring the safety and integrity of motor sport and the well-being of its employees, participants, licensed persons and officials while performing their roles at motor sport venues.
Participants are often performing their roles in restricted areas of motor sport venues which cannot be accessed by members of the public unless authorised. CAMS Media Accreditation, if issued, would give the CAMS Media Accreditation holder privileged access to Restricted Areas as well as broad access to other areas of motor sport venues for the proper performance of the permitted activities.
CAMS regards all venues as the workplace of the participants and wants to ensure that a Media Accreditation holder will fully respect the rights of persons who have been authorised to enter the restricted areas and will not by their presence or actions cause disharmony or give rise to potential conflicts or risk the integrity of motor sport or the wellbeing of others. Unlawful or anti-social conduct which constitutes harassment, hateful, abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour or in the media (including digital and social media) may result in the revocation or suspension of CAMS Media Accreditation.
If Accreditation is issued, CAMS reserves the right to revoke the Accreditation or suspend a holder’s use in the event that CAMS considers that the holder breaches or fails to meet to the criteria set out in the CAMS Media Accreditation Policy.
Safety and Risk Management
Safety in motor sport is paramount.
All organisations and indeed all persons involved in motor sport in any capacity, be they drivers, co-drivers, team members, officials, media, organisers, promoters and motor sport contractors owe obligations and have responsibilities under the relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation in each state and territory of Australia.
It is an obligation under law for all individuals and organisations to satisfy the requirement of the various OH&S legislation. Organisations must demonstrate that they have safe systems of work in place which provide evidence that the workplace is as far as practicable, without risks to the health and safety of all persons attending the event.
This obligation applies not only to persons involved with the organisation of all events held under the sanction of a permit issued by CAMS, but also to CAMS itself.
The target is to process and deliver accreditation to successful applicants prior to the beginning of the 2018 motor sport season.
If not received by 8 November, 2017, applications will be processed on a case-by-case basis at the end of each month from January 2018 onwards.
CAMS Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Policy
Commonly referred to as 'drones', a RPA can be used at a CAMS permitted event providing the RPA is operated within the guidelines of the CAMS policy. In short that is:
- The UAV operator or controller is certified by CASA; and
- Carries their own public liability insurance.