Wodonga Council
Filming in Wodonga

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Filming in Wodonga

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Camera man assisting with filming

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 1, 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.

Wodonga is a film-friendly location and agency 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 required to apply for a permit for the use of a public space. This ensures the activity is in accordance with the regulations of the council. 

For more information, please phone our Arts Development Officer on (02) 6022 9300 or email info@wodonga.vic.gov.au

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 on the below details.

To approve a low impact filming activity, we’ll require proof of your public liability insurance and 10 business days’ 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; and,
  • Public safety is maintained at all times and all public pathways, footpaths and roads must not be blocked.
Filming permits
We will respond to your application within five business days of receiving it.

PLEASE NOTE: 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. Fees may apply for filming permits or parking reservation.