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Moreton Bay Regional Council has many fantastic locations that may be used for film production or media promotions.
If you are considering undertaking a film production or media promotion on a Council controlled area you may need to submit a Public place activity - filming application for approval under Local Law No 1 (Administration) 2011.
Council regulates these activities to ensure they are carried out in a safe manner while taking surrounding residents and other park users into consideration.
The following productions require a permit:
The following film production and media promotions are exempt:
Recurring commercial still photography will require Local Law approval under a Permitted business in a public place application(PDF, 378KB) e.g. family portraits at a park every second Saturday.
Council cannot grant approval for productions on state and federal roads or reserves (this includes marine and national parks). Requests for filming must be processed and approved by the relevant authority.
Low impact film production and media promotion means a film production or media promotion that generally lasts less than five consecutive days and does not involve:
High impact film production and media promotion means a film production or media promotion that is not a low impact film production or media promotion.
Parks are public places and a permit will not grant exclusive use of the park. However, obtaining a permit will ensure no other approvals will be issued at the specified location, date and time.
A detailed site plan for each location is required to scale of 1:100.
Complete a Risk management plan. Example plans can be found on the internet.
Evidence of a current Public Liability Insurance Policy to the value of $20,000,000 should be provided with your application.
Any other party or provider associated with your activity should also have public liability cover and provide evidence of this cover to the organiser.
The following supporting documents may be required and will need to be submitted with the Public place activity application - filming:
Download and complete a Public place activity application - filming(PDF, 372KB).
Submit your completed application along with supporting documentation using any of the below options:
In accordance with Council’s fees and charges, the costs are:
This fee is payable at the time of application. Council will contact you to organise payment.
A bond may be required for high impact film productions and media promotions. The bond will be determined by Council based on a risk assessment of the proposed film production or media promotion.
Council reserves the right to waive fees for film productions and media promotions including those by:
For consideration of fee exemptions for student productions, the following must be provided:
A fee may be charged if:
Once all supporting documents have been provided, your application will be reviewed and assessed for approval under Local Law No 1 (Administration) 2011. Schedule 5(b).
Initial assessment of your application may take up to five business days. We may go out to consultation with key stakeholders.
It may take up to 30 business days from initial assessment to decision once all supporting documents have been provided.