Approval for Filming - New South Wales

Description

You will require this approval if you are planning to direct, produce or conduct any filming activities. Filming is the recording of images (whether on film, video tape, electronically or by other means) for exhibition, broadcast (such as by cinema, television, the internet or other means) or sale.

Filming projects can involve a range of activities that require approval from the Council (e.g. use of public land, closing a road, erecting temporary structures). You may lodge a filming proposal with the Council seeking approval for the activities involved in the filming project.

Not all public areas are under the jurisdiction of the Council. Other authorities may have to be contacted before any filming can take place in these areas. Police and / or other government departments may also need to be notified of any filming activities.

Please note that the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 contains parameters that, if followed, mean that certain activities (land use, erecting temporary structures, etc.) carried out as part of a filming project are considered exempt development and therefore do not require approval from the council.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

To gain approval to film you need to provide proof of your acceptance of the Councils filming guidelines. This approval may require details such as the location, type of activity, parking, road closures, access, traffic control, proof of notification of residents and other interested parties.

The minimum public liability insurance indemnity for this approval is $10,000,000.

Not all public areas are under the jurisdiction of the Council. Other authorities may have to be contacted before any filming can take place in these areas. Police or other government departments will also need to be notified of any filming activities.

Depending on the exact nature of your activities you may need other approvals. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

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

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Apply Inspection Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $160.00 -
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Other, Co-operative, Incorporated Association -

Low impact: $150; Medium impact: $300; High impact: $500.

Lodge Lodgement Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Other, Co-operative, Incorporated Association $36.00

Bond registration / release fee.

Administering agency

Blue Mountains City Council

Contact details

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

Customer Services Booking Officer

Operating address: 2-6 Civic Place
Katoomba
NSW 2780
Mailing address: Locked Bag 1005
Katoomba
New South Wales 2780
Phone: 02 4780 5613
Email: council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au