Strathbogie Shire Council

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Filming and Photography

Filming and Photography in the Strathbogie Shire


The Shire of Strathbogie 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/all commercial filming activities are requires 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. A list of our general terms and conditions is attached below.

Filming Permits

We will respond to your 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.

Filming Permit Fees

Fees may apply for filming permits or parking reservation. 

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’, you won’t need to fill out the application for a permit — but you’ll still need to obtain our permission for low impact filming by contacting us. To approve a low impact filming activity, we’ll require proof of your current public liability insurance and 2 weeks notice.

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

Filming Approval Act 2014

In August 2014 the Victorian Government passed new legislation to standardise the process for obtaining commercial filming permits on public land managed by local councils and state government agencies in Victoria.

The Filming Approval Act 2014, effective 1 March 2015, provides a framework for the approval of filming permits. It outlines eight film friendly principles and the guidelines for commercial filming on public land across the state.

Victoria’s Film Friendly Guidelines are available to view here


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