When do I need a filming permit?
You need to apply for a permit to film if you wish to use Whittlesea City's roadways, parks and gardens, sporting grounds, footpaths and laneways for your film shoot.
Commercial/major impact filming
You are required to apply for a filming permit if it is a commercial activity or has a major impact.
A major impact shoot involves extensive equipment and crew such as:
- Equipment including tripods, dollies, generators and lighting
- Requirement for tents and/or marquees
- Production trucks and cars
- Requirement for reserved parking
- Requirement of a traffic management plan
Commercial/ minor impact filming
You are required to apply for a filming permit for a minor impact filming activity.
Minor impact could include small budget productions, adds and still shots. Equipment and crew could include but is not limited to:
- A filming activity involving approximately 6 people
- No more than 1 camera, 1 tripod, and handheld sound recording equipment
- Public safety to be maintained at all times
- All public pathways, footpaths and roads must not be blocked
Student and non-profit making filming
Students and non-profit making film makers are still required to apply for a permit. You will not be charged the permit fee.
Filming with a drone
The Civil Aviation Authority (CASA) regulates the use of drones.
Applying for a permit
Fill in the application form below.
Allow 10 working days for your permit to be processed.
- Commercial major impact filming $340
- Commercial low impact filming $170
- Student filming FREE
- Non-profit making films FREE