Filming in Golden Plains Shire

Golden Plains Shire Council is a film friendly location with Golden Plains Shire Council welcoming applications for filming and photography within the Shire.

Camera man filming in Golden Plains Shire.

Council endeavours to accommodate the needs of the film industry, while also balancing the local amenity of residents and businesses.

So if you or your organisation is interested in commercial filming, including television, feature films, advertising and television commercials, documentaries and music videos, please read the information below.

Getting approval to film in Golden Plains

If you wish to film on public space within Golden Plains Shire, you should first call Council's Community Events Officer to discuss your requirements.

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Council can then help you ensure that your filming activity is in accordance with Council regulations and that approvals can be granted in time for filming.

You will need to complete Golden Plains Shire Council's Filming Application Form.

Council will respond to your application within five business days of receiving it, unless complex arrangements are required, in which case it may take longer to approve your application.

Apply for a filming permit

Filming Permit fees

Fees may apply for permits and parking reservations, therefore please contact Council’s Executive Unit prior to lodging your application to discuss your requirements and to identify if fees or charges will be applicable.


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.

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