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Filming in Maroondah

Maroondah is a film-friendly city that works with film makers to best cater for their needs while ensuring the filming process doesn't affect residents or businesses within the community.

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

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; and shopping strips. This ensures the activity fits in with Council regulations.

A Guide to Filming in Maroondah

To make the process easier, Council has developed a Guide to Filming in Maroondah handbook that outlines all you need to know about filming in the municipality. The guide includes information on the filming application process; potential fees and charges; traffic and parking management; external agencies and useful contacts.

Please read the Guide to Filming in Maroondah before submitting a filming request. 

 A Guide to Filming in Maroondah (PDF, 832 Kb)

 A Guide to Filming in Maroondah (PDF, 709 Kb)

Low impact filming

If the filming activities are minor and ‘low impact’, you still need to obtain Council's permission.

To approve a low impact filming activity, we’ll require proof of your current public liability insurance and five business days’ notice.

For your filming to be low impact, it must:

  • be a filming activity of three people or less (includes all production crew and talent)
  • have no more than one camera, one 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.

To request approval for low impact filming, complete the online application form.

Filming approval

For all other filming that is not low impact, apply online for a filming approval.

We aim to respond to your application within five business days of receipt.

Please note: If we need to make complex arrangements for your filming activity it may take us more than five days.

Filming fees

Council does not charge a fee filming. 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 or assessing a traffic management plan.

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

Further information 

Communications and Marketing
Phone: 9298 4390
Email: communications@maroondah.vic.gov.au  
PO Box 156 Ringwood, 3134

Other resources and related forms

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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