Permit for Filming and Photography - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to conduct 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. However, some non-commercial filming activities may still need this permit if there is a public amenity and safety issue.

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 owned by or vested in a public agency or Crown land. This includes diverse locations such as (but not limited to):

  • suburban streets
  • beaches
  • cemeteries
  • museums and 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 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.

Duration

Until 30 June.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

Commercial filming within parks and reserves for filming of commercials or TV fees range between $625 and $1230, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

Commercial still photography within parks and reserves fees range between $280 and $535, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $675.00

Amateur or emerging producers / directors per day. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $143.00

Low impact filming. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $90.00

Community filming. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $125.00

Oversize filming vehicle parking. Fees for 2017-18.

Administering agency

Bayside City Council

Contact details

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

Local Laws Officer

Operating address: 76 Royal Avenue
Sandringham
Victoria 3191
Mailing address: PO BOX 27
Sandringham, Victoria 3191
Phone: 03 9599 4444
Fax: 03 9598 4474
Email: enquiries@bayside.vic.gov.au
Website: Bayside City Council (Opens in new window)