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, online 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, etc). 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 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 note that Screen Hunter Central Coast is the administering agency for filming applications in the Cessnock City Council area. Please consult the Council or Screen Hunter Central Coast 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

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 Screen Hunter Central Coast's filming guidelines
  • proof of public liability insurance.

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 Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Screen Hunter on 02 49784014 for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Local Government Filming Protocol and Application - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Ultra Low Impact Film Application (Opens in new window)
Apply All Film Production & Photography Application Form (Opens in new window)
Apply All Filming on Private Property or Locations Managed by Other Authorities - Please consult annette@screenhunter.com.au for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 New South Wales

Application process

Apply

All applications are to be processed by Screen Hunter Central Coast.

Please consult their website for further information.

Administering agency

Cessnock City Council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries

Screen Hunter

Operating address: 59 Bonville Avenue
Thornton, New South Wales 2322
Phone: 02 4978 4014
Fax: 02 4966 0588
Email: info@screenhuntercentralcoast.com.au
Website: Screen Hunter Film Industry Partners (Opens in new window)

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Economic Development Unit

Cessnock City Council

Operating address: 62 - 78 Vincent Street
Cessnock, New South Wales 2325
Mailing address: PO BOX 152
Cessnock, New South Wales 2325
Phone: 02 4993 4185
Email: council@cessnock.nsw.gov.au
Website: Cessnock City Council (Opens in new window)