Permit for Filming and Photography - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to conduct commercial filming and / or photography in a public place. This includes filming of television shows, movies, music videos and commercials, as well as still photography intended for sale or display. You may also require this permit for some non-commercial filming activities.

Commercial filming is the recording of images by film, video, digital or other means intended for broadcast or public exhibition. A public place means land controlled by a public agency. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • roads and streets
  • beaches
  • cemeteries
  • museums and other cultural institutions
  • national parks
  • zoos
  • gardens
  • courthouses
  • ports
  • sporting facilities.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

If you are conducting commercial filming, you may also require a permit to use public spaces.

You may also be required to submit proof of your public liability insurance.

There are two categories of filming activities: low impact and medium to high impact filming.

Low impact filming activities involve:

  • six people or less (includes all production crew and talent)
  • no more than one camera, one tripod, and handheld sound recording equipment
  • public safety being maintained at all times and 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
  • a copy of Public Liability Insurance for the filming activity.

Traffic Management Plans and Pedestrian Management Plans 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.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
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Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 VIC

Local law(s) name

General Local Law 2012

Administering agency

Ararat Rural City Council

Contact details

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Local Laws Officer

Ararat Rural City Council

Operating address: 59 Vincent Street
Ararat, Victoria 3377
Mailing address: PO BOX 246
Ararat, Victoria 3377
Phone: 03 5355 0200
Fax: 03 5352 1695
Email: council@ararat.vic.gov.au
Website: Ararat Rural City Council (Opens in new window)