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Filming & photography

Popular Locations and Availability

Application Process

An application is required to be submitted to Council for filming in the Pittwater area. Minor filming is classified as being 10 and less crew/cast, no impact on the area and minimal equipment being used.

Filming & Still photography Fees as at 1 August 2016

Application Fees (non refundable) - this includes still photography fees

Ultra low impact (1-10)


Standard low impact (11-25)


Medium Impact (26-50)


High Impact (50+)


Administration of Traffic Management Plans

Low impact


Medium Impact


High Impact


Fee- per half day (up to 4 hours)

Standard Low impact (11-25)


Medium Impact (26-50)


High Impact ((50+)


Fee - per day

Standard Low impact (11-25)


Medium Impact (26-50)


High Impact ((50+)


Other Fees ( charged at usage rate)

Supervision fee hourly (min 4 hrs)


Site inspection fee


Fast track application (under 3 days)




A minimum of 3 days notice is necessary to process applications and a minimum of 7 working days for large scale productions. After this time a late fee will be applied.

Use of local roads

A Traffic Management Plan is to be submitted for all applications requiring the use of local roads. These are referred to Council's Traffic section for approval. If you are unsure whether you are required to submit an application please contact Councils Traffic Unit on 9970 1111.

Use of main roads

Filming on main roads requires the approval of Roads and Maritime Services (formerly the RTA). Please see the following for further information and application forms:

Updated: 08 Feb 2017