Model Release Form

$29.00 inc. GST

  • Important document for photographers and videographers
  • Use your images or video for commercial purposes
  • Protect yourself from liability and licensing claims
  • Peace of mind that your business is legally protected
  • Complete our Model Release Form template in under 2 minutes
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What is a Model Release Form?

A Model Release Form is a contract that gives a photographer or videographer permission to use images or video of a model. It gives them commercial rights to use the photos or video for promotion, advertising or resale.

By signing the form, the model “releases” the rights. This means the model acknowledges and agrees that the artist can do anything they would like with the content, including publish, republish, distribute, edit or change the images or recordings.

 

Who can use this Model Release Form template?

  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Artists
  • Creatives
  • Anyone who uses photography for a commercial purpose that identifies people

 

Do I need to have this?

Yes, absolutely! This is one of the most important legal documents for a photographer or videographer, along with your Photography Contract.

It’s important to always get a signed release form before shooting, regardless of whether the model is paid or unpaid.

Even if you don’t have any plans to license the photos, an opportunity may present itself well after the shoot. To prevent future issues, make it a standard practice to get the model release form signed before shooting.

If you don’t get a signed release form, you won’t own the rights to the photographs or video, which means you can’t publish them on your website, sell them commercially or otherwise use them.

 

What does this Model Release Form template include?

Our Model Release Form template covers everything you need:

  • Parties – the photographer/videographer and the model
  • Permission – authorisation from the model
  • Assignment of Copyright – transferring the rights for the photos to the photographer
  • Purpose of use  – what the photos can be used for
  • Indemnity – an important legal clause
  • Terms for Minors – an extra step if the model is under 18 years of age

 

Do I only need this for paid models?

No, a “model” can be any person featured in the photographs or video. If you want to use the content later on for promotion or commercial purposes, make sure you get a signed release form; otherwise, they could make a legal claim against you in the future.

 

Is a Model Release the same thing as a Photo Release?

No, they are different.

As we mentioned, a model release is signed by the talent so the photographer can license or use the image. On the other hand, a photo release form is a document signed by the photographer and given to the client to print copies of the work (i.e. portraits, headshots, or wedding photos, etc.).

 

Is this Model Release Form template legally binding?

Absolutely!

All of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

We are affiliated with a commercial law firm based in Sydney.

FAQ

All of our templates come in Word format (docx). We recommend that you use Microsoft Word on a desktop to fill in the template.

Yes, all of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

Yes, the template is suitable for all Australian states and territories.

What do I have to do after I download the template?

The template includes instructions on how to use it, as well as helpful comments along the way to guide you. Don’t just take our word for it, read what other customers have said about our products here.

Estimated time to complete the template in Microsoft Word is around 5-10 minutes. We have designed our templates to be very user-friendly.

How often are the templates updated?

We frequently update our template library and provide minor updates to wording and formatting in our documents.

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. You have lifetime access, so any updates are provided free of charge.

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We recently needed a standard no fuss model release form and we were quoted $1000 which is a lot for a small business. Then a business colleague recommended easy legal templates and the cost was considerably lower. We also needed a little assistance in downloading it and the the team were fast to respond and very helpful. We will use this service again.