Filming Approval Act 2014
The Filming Approval Act 2014 regulates commercial filming permits. We use this as a guide for the approval of filming requests.
The Act outlines eight film-friendly principles and guidelines for commercial filming.
Anyone planning commercial filming activities must apply for a permit. Commercial filming includes:
- filming for television
- feature films
- advertising and television commercials
- music videos
According to the Filming Approval Act 2014, commercial filming means 'recording images by film, video, digital or other technology to broadcast or publicly exhibit for commercial purposes, but does not include photography'.
If your filming activity falls outside of the low impact filming (eg more than 6 people, more than one camera), please submit your request for high impact filming via link below.
There are two categories of commercial filming:
- low impact filming
- high impact filming.
Low impact filming
Low impact filming activities include:
- 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
- public safety is maintained at all times and all public pathways, footpaths and roads must not be blocked.
If your filming activities are low impact, you don’t need to fill out the application for a permit – but you still need to email us at email@example.com
To approve a low impact filming activity, we need 14 days notice and proof of your current public liability insurance.
High impact filming
You can submit your request for high impact filming.
Filming with a drone
We are not responsible for providing permission for the use of drones, but we recommend reading the information provided by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
It is always important to comply with the relevant CASA requirements and be mindful of respecting personal privacy.
Photographing or filming a person without consent may breach Victorian State legislation.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Or call our Events team on 9298 8000.