Approval for Commercial Filming in a National Park - New South Wales


You will require this approval if you intend to use a national park or reserve for commercial filming or photography. Commercial filming and photography is the recording of a visual image and / or sound for a market audience. For example a documentary, television or feature film, advertisement, or similar project.

Please be aware that there are restrictions on locations available for filming. The Agency will be able to advise you of any special conditions and suggest available locations for filming.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • Submit the filming or photography application form;
  • Pay the application fees; and
  • Provide a copy of your public liability cover or a certificate of currency.

Please be aware that the process for considering filming applications is based on an assessment of the potential environmental impacts the filming may have while recognising the benefits filming may bring to parks, the public and NSW in general.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Office of Environment and Heritage

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Head Office

Operating address: Level 14
59-61 Goulburn Street
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: PO BOX A290
Sydney South, New South Wales 1232
Phone: 13 15 55
Phone: 02 9995 5000