Depending on the type of filming or production you may require either a commercial or non-commercial approval.
The following productions require commercial approval:
- feature and short films
- news media/multimedia
- media promotional activities
- outside broadcasting
- one off photoshoots*
- television and radio programs and commercials
- corporate/music videos
- remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) filming and photography.
* Recurring photoshoots will require a commercial use of public land and roads local law approval e.g. a commercial photographer charging a family to take portraits at a park on an ongoing basis. This can be done by completing the commercial use of public land and roads application filling in the sections associated to trading on public land and roads.
Some filming may not need approval if the production is considered low risk. If you are unsure whether your activity requires an approval, contact Council on (07) 3205 0555.
The following film production and media promotions are exempt:
- private use
- live-to-air reporting
Council cannot assess productions on state and federal roads or reserves (this includes marine and national parks). Contact the relevant authority for the requests of the at these types of locations.