If you are conducting commercial filming, you may also have to apply for a permit to use public space. However, if the filming activities are minor and low impact, you will only need to obtain permission for the filming (the Council will then advise if an application form is needed).
To be permitted to conduct a low impact filming activity, you will need to submit proof of your public liability insurance.
Low impact filming activities are defined by these criteria:
- a filming activity of six people or less (includes all production crew and talent);
- no more than one camera, one tripod, and handheld sound recording equipment; and
- public safety is maintained at all times and all public pathways, footpaths and roads must not be blocked.
For medium to high impact filming you will need:
- full details of the location and estimated time of the proposed filming;
- full contact details of all involved;
- full contact details of the location safety officer and the qualifications they hold;
- full details of the production specifics;
- running sheet;
- details of any pedestrian management and/or traffic management plans;
- completed risk assessment;
- list of dangerous substances plus safety reports;
- site plans, including a map indicating location of parked vehicles;
- communication (stakeholder notification) plans; and
- a copy of Public Liability Insurance for the filming activity.
Traffic Management Plans (TMP?s) and Pedestrian Management Plans (PMP?s) are to be provided where filming requires any degree of traffic or pedestrian management. These plans must comply with the requirements of the coordinating road authority given under the relevant legislation.