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Filming in Maroondah application

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Maroondah is a film-friendly city. We work with film makers to meet their filming needs, while ensuring the filming process does not affect residents or businesses within the community.

Filming in Maroondah includes television, feature films, advertising and television commercials, documentaries and music videos.

Filming approval

You are required to seek approval from Maroondah City Council for all filming on Council owned land including: 

  • parks
  • ovals
  • local roads and footpaths
  • buildings
  • shopping strips. 

This ensures your filming activities meet Council regulations.

A Guide to Filming in Maroondah

Before submitting a filming request read Council’s Guide to Filming in Maroondah handbook. 

The guide includes information on: 

  • the filming application process
  • potential fees and charges
  • traffic and parking management
  • external agencies and useful contacts.

A Guide to Filming in Maroondah  (docx, 709KB)

A Guide to Filming in Maroondah  (pdf, 831KB)

Applying for filming approval

If your filming activities are minor and ‘low impact’, you still need permission from Council to film in the area.

Please note: If vehicle access is required to a Council reserve, please see our Vehicle access to a reserve page for further information and requirements.

Apply for low impact filming approval

If your filming activities are minor and ‘low impact’, you still need permission from Council to film in the area.

To approve a low impact filming activity, we will require:

  • proof of your current public liability insurance 
  • 5 business days’ notice.

For your filming to be low impact, it must:

  • be a filming activity of 3 people or less (includes all production crew and talent)
  • have no more than 1 camera, 1 tripod and handheld sound recording equipment
  • ensure public safety is maintained at all times and all public pathways, footpaths and roads must not be blocked.

Apply online for low impact filming approval

Apply for filming approval (not low impact)

For filming that is not low impact, you will need to submit a filming approval form.

Apply online for filming approval

We aim to respond to your application within 5 business days of receipt, however if complex arrangements for your filming are required, it may take us more than 5 days.

Filming fees

There is no fee for filming in the City of Maroondah. However, depending on the level of impact and/or usage of Council facilities, other fees may apply such as: 

  • hiring a sporting ground
  • accessing parks and reserves 
  • assessing a traffic management plan.

We will discuss any additional fees with you upon receiving your full application.

Filming Approval Act 2014

The Filming Approval Act 2014 provides a statewide framework for the approval of filming permits. It outlines 8 film friendly principles and the guidelines for obtaining commercial filming permits on public land managed by local councils and state government agencies in Victoria.

Further information 

Contact Communications and Engagement on 03 9298 4390 or communications@maroondah.vic.gov.au.  

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