The City of Knox welcomes opportunities for individuals or production companies to regard Knox as a location for their projects. However, we need to balance the local amenity of that of residents and businesses when considering each request.
Film requests include, commercial filming, including television, feature films, advertising and television commercials, documentaries and music videos.
In August 2014 the Victorian Government passed new legislation to standardise the process for obtaining commercial filming permits on public land managed by local councils and state government agencies in Victoria.
The Filming Approval Act 2014, effective 1 March 2015, provides a framework for the approval of filming permits. It outlines eight film friendly principles and the guidelines for commercial filming on public land across the state.
Most people conducting commercial filming must apply for a permit to use public space. However, if the filming activities are minor and ‘low impact’ (see below), you won’t need to fill out the application for a permit — but you’ll still need to obtain our permission for low impact filming by contacting us. To approve a low impact filming activity, we’ll require notification 14 days in advance of production and proof of your current public liability insurance.
Low impact filming activities are defined by these criteria:
For high impact filming requests, refer to our Online Filming Permission Application Form or download our Film Permit Application Form (PDF).
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