How to apply
Read the permit conditions
Make sure you read and understand the conditions for filming in Stonnington.
- The activity must not cause any damage to Council property. The permit holder will pay the cost of any repairs.
- The permit must be kept on-site and produced upon request by a Council officer.
- All litter must be disposed of by the permit holder.
- The production company agrees to comply with all the local laws of the City of Stonnington and all other relevant legislation. It also agrees to the special conditions for having a permit.
- Crew cannot obstruct the flow of pedestrians or force pedestrians onto roadways to pass obstruction. Up to four crew are allowed on the footpath at any one time.
- Equipment must be marked with traffic cones. Warning signs must be placed on footpaths to advise of activity, and marshals must be used where appropriate.
- Traders and residents in the surrounding area must be consulted about the activity of the permit holder via a letter drop. Council must be informed of any objections.
- Display the permit hanging on the rear vision mirror - the permit details must be displayed facing forward. Remove the permit when driving.
- Only park within the specified permit area.
- The permit does not apply to parking zones of 30 minutes or less or parking under red statutory parking signs, such as Clearway and No Stopping.
- Frequently accessed vehicles must be marked with traffic cones. Warning signs must be placed on footpaths to advise of activity, and marshals used where appropriate.
Get public liability insurance
You need to provide a Certificate of Currency for public liability insurance covering at least $20 million.
Prepare your documents
You will need to include the following documents and information with your application:
- Certificate of Currency.
- A brief description of the action being shot.
- A map of the location being filmed.
- A map of preferred parking spaces, if applicable.
- Copy of the letter notifying affected residents or traders of the activity.
The scale and extent of your filming project mean you may need to supply additional documentation, such as a traffic management plan, or apply for parking permits.
Unit bases can also be accommodated on request.
We will discuss these requirements with you once we look at your application.
Submit your application
Receive your permit
Once approved, we will email you the Film Permit.
Pay the invoice
We will then send you an invoice you can pay by calling our Customer Service team on 03 8290 1333.