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


You will need 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.

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 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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Filming Approval Act 2004 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Environment and Heritage Group

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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