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 ($10 million minimum).
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.