Approval for Filming - Georges River Council - New South Wales


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


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.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Filming on footpath and roads application fee (per day):

  • high impact - 50+ crew, 10+ trucks, significant equipment - $630.00
  • medium impact - 26-50 crew, less than 10 trucks, some equipment - $390.00
  • low impact - 11-25 crew, minimal equipment - $205.00
  • ultra low impact - less than 10 crew, 1 camera, sound and no vehicles - no fee
  • on-street parking when filming on private property - unit base / parking plan - $220.00
  • major revision of filming application 75% of application fee.

Fees for 2023-24

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Commercial filming on council property:

  • public liability - $36.50
  • application fee - $285.00
  • bond - $515.00
  • daily rental fee (note - major projects) - $820.00
  • daily rental fee (note - minor projects) - $250.00.

Fees for 2023-24

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


Other resources

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 New South Wales

Administering agency

Georges River Council

Contact details

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