Filming and Photography in the Corangamite Shire
The Corangamite Shire 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 commercial filming activities are required to apply for a permit for the use of a public space and should make contact to confirm if a permit is required. This ensures the activity is in accordance with the requirements of this council.
An application form is attached to this page and can be completed and email to Council for consideration. Please ensure you provide all supporting information required including copies of current insurance policies.
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 and send it to the contact listed below.
Filming Permit Fees
Fees may apply for filming permits or parking reservations. These fees are set as part of Councils local laws. For 2015-2016 the fee is $98
PO Box 84 Camperdown 3260
OTHER RESOURCES AND RELATED FORMS
Website: FILM VICTORIA
DO YOU NEED A PERMIT?/ LOW IMPACT FILMING
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.