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Filming and Photography

The Wellington Shire is a film-friendly location while balancing the local amenity of residents and businesses. The information on this page relates to commercial filming, including television, feature films, advertising and television commercials, documentaries and music videos. 

Most commercial filming activities requires the producers to apply for a permit for the use of a public space. This ensures the activity is in accordance with the regulations of this council/department. A list of our general terms and conditions is attached below. 

Filming Permits

We will respond to your film permit application within five business days of receiving it. Please note that if we need to make complex arrangements for your filming activity it may take us more than five days to issue a permit. To apply for a permit, please complete the application form below. 

Filming Permit Fees 

While there are currently no specific filming fees, there may be flow on fees for other requirements of your filming activity. In some situations, a bond or guarantee may also be required prior to use of public open space.

Do You Need a Permit? (Low Impact Filming)

Most people conducting commercial filming must apply for a permit to use public space. However, if your 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 by contacting us.

To approve a low impact filming activity, we’ll require proof of your current 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
  • Public safety is maintained at all times and all public pathways, footpaths and roads must not be blocked

Contact

For enquiries please contact the Manager Economic Development on 1300 366 244 or email enquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au, or alternatively you may visit the Film Victoria website.

 

    Filming Permit Application Form

    Applicant Information

    COMPANY DETAILS
    CONTACT DETAILS
    On-site contact for day of filming:
    BILLING INFORMATION (If required):

    Production Information

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    Alternative Filming Date (Weather Hold/Contingency Planning):
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    Location Information

    If there’s more than one location add another location at the end of this section.
    Number of people on location?:
    Number of parking spaces required at the filming location:
    If Yes, Please add your Unit Base to your Site Plan/Mud Map to the attachments at the end of this document.
    How many parking spaces required at the unit base?
    Please note: If the production is disrupting traffic or pedestrian flow a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) or Pedestrian Management Plan (PMP) Incorporating a Risk Management Plan will be required).
    Please advise if the production will involve any of the following (check applicable box): * (required)





    *Confirmation of approval from Victoria Police or other State Government agencies will be required with this application.

    Attachments

    ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTATION
    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTATION
    We agree to abide by the Victorian Screen Industry Code of Conduct. * (required)

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