Approval for Filming - New South Wales


You will require this Approval if you intend to direct, produce or conduct any filming.

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 by other means) or sale.

This Approval is also needed if you intend to conduct any still photography.

Service type


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 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.

When you submit your Approval to Council, you must provide a copy of a relevant public liability insurance certificate of currency.

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 further details.


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Filming and Photography Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 NSW

Administering agency

Sutherland Shire Council

Contact details

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

Film Liaison Officer

Sutherland Shire Council

Operating address: 4 Eton Street
NSW 2232
Mailing address: Locked Bag 17
NSW 1499
Phone: 02 9710 0583