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Approval for Filming - City of Parramatta Council - New South Wales

Description

You may need this approval to direct, produce or conduct filming activities in a public area. 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 council jurisdiction. Other authorities may have to be contacted before any filming can take place, such as the police and state government departments.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

When you submit your filming proposal, you must provide:

  • details such as the location, type of activity, parking, road closures, access, traffic control, proof of notification of residents and other interested parties
  • applications for any other approvals that may be required as part of the filming project
  • proof of your acceptance of the council's filming guidelines
  • proof of public liability insurance.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

All film projects must have public liability insurance and a copy of the certificate of currency must be provided along with the application before any approvals can be provided.

  • Stills shoots, news crew-style shoots, short films, documentaries, student films and children's productions should have $10 million coverage.
  • TV commercials, dramas, mini-series and films with budgets under $50 million need $20 million coverage.
  • Films with budgets greater than $50 million need $30 million insurance coverage.

Duration

As specified

Fees

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.

Forms

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 New South Wales

Approval time

If this application form is submitted less than 48 hours (2 working days) prior to shoot date, approval is not guaranteed.

Additional information

All film projects must have public liability insurance and a copy of the certificate of currency must be provided along with the application before any approvals can be provided.

  • Stills shoots, news crew-style shoots, short films, documentaries, student films and children's productions should have $10 million coverage.
  • TV commercials, dramas, mini-series and films with budgets under $50 million need $20 million coverage.
  • Films with budgets greater than $50 million need $30 million insurance coverage.

Administering agency

City of Parramatta Council

Contact details

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