Film Policy, Permits and Contacts

Film Policy and Permits:

A filming permit may be required from the authorities responsible for the land you wish to film on. Local councils and State Government Departments will have contacts responsible for issuing permits and answering queries. These contact details are listed below.

If you are planning to film in the Northern Rivers, please contact Screenworks to be directed to the film contact for the region  in which you plan to film on (02) 6687 1599 or email [email protected]


Northern Rivers Council Contacts:

Byron Shire Council:

Tweed Shire Council:

Ballina Shire Council:

Lismore City Council:

Clarence Valley Council: 

Kyogle Shire Council:

Richmond Valley Council:


State Government Contacts:

To apply for a permit to film in a NPWS Byron Coast Area National Park (includes Cape Byron State Conservation Area, Broken Head Reserve), please call, Byron Coast Area, 1 Tallow Beach Road, Byron Bay on (02) 66209300 or email [email protected]

To apply for a permit to film in a NSW Marine Park or Aquatic Reserve, please refer to the following link for initial information: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/marine-protected-areas/marine-parks/cape-byron-marine-park/park-management/permits

Northern Rivers contacts are:

  • Cape Byron Marine Park: Andrew Page, Manager , (02) 6620 9305, [email protected] 
  • Solitary Islands Marine Park: David Greenhalgh A/Manager, (02) 6691 0604
  • Aquatic Reserves: Dr Rodney James, (02) 4222 8343

For initial information about the impact of filming on NSW roads and the permits involved, please refer to the following link: http://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/page/film-friendly-nsw/parking-road-closures

AMSA issues permits to film inside the Cape Byron and Clarence Head lighthouses. Allow two weeks notice for film inquiries.  For filming enquiries at Fingal Head and Richmond River lighthouses, contact NSW Roads and Maritime. Head Office Contact details are: [email protected]  / 1300 624 633

To apply for a permit to film in a state forest, please refer to the following link for initial information. Allow four weeks notice for film inquiries. http://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/about/permits

Northern Rivers Contact is Holly James, Partnerships Leader, (02) 6652 0150 / [email protected]

To apply for a permit to film on Crown Land, please refer to the following link for initial information. Allow 5 working days for initial response, fees are involved. http://www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/about_crown_land/filming_contact_information_old

Head Office Contact details are: [email protected] / 1300 886 235


Indigenous Links & Contacts:

 


Funding Bodies and Key Contacts:

There are financial incentives for qualifying Australian and international productions from the NSW Government and Federal Government funding bodies, for more information, visit their websites:

Screen NSW
www.screen.nsw.gov.au
Phone: +61 2 9995 0521

 

Screen Australia
www.screenaustralia.gov.au
Phone: +61 2 8113 5800

 

AusFilm
www.ausfilm.com.au
Phone: +61 2 9383 4192

 


Links/Forms:

Visas and Immigration

NSW Local Government Filming Protocol

NSW Location Filming Code of Conduct

Sample Council Film Permit Application form

CASA Guidelines on Drone use



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