Enjoying our natural assets

Filming and photography

We recognise the beautiful landscape and natural features at our lakes and surrounding areas are great locations for filming and photography. Permits are required for film production including feature films, television commercials, travel shows, marketing campaigns and still photography shoots.

Application process

To apply for a permit please complete and submit the Film Production Application form at least four weeks prior to the production date(s).

The completed and signed application form must be accompanied by:

  • a detailed site plan including a map of proposed filming areas
  • risk management plan and traffic management plan if required
  • the requisite application fee
  • satisfactory evidence of a current public liability insurance policy in favour of the applicant for a minimum $20 million.

Please note that applications received less than four weeks before the proposed production date may not be processed, regardless of the application’s merits.

We reserve the right to negotiate any conditions of use and/or fees, depending on the complexity of the application. We may waive or reduce application fees for low impact productions from students or not-for-profit organisations.

We reserve the right to refuse any application where the proposed production is deemed to be unacceptable or could cause harm to the organisation’s reputation.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges for film production applications and permits seek to recover costs associated with the management and administration of permits.

A non-refundable processing fee of $100 is payable when you submit your application.

Permit fees will be levied depending on the complexity and the resources required to manage the activity. A minimum charge of $250 per site per day (or part thereof) will be levied.

Permit fees may be waived for students and registered not-for-profit organisations.