Film & Photography Fees

Application Fee

In accordance with the Local Government film protocol (p.24) the four Application Categories (table below) may apply.

The application fee must be paid with your application (though additional fees may apply).


Additional Fees

Additional fees are charged on a cost recovery basis, please refer to this permit for a list of fees:

Filming and Photography - permit (383KB)

Council will advise of any additional fees on application.



In some instances North Sydney Council will impose a bond. The amount of security bond is assessed on a case by case basis. Council will advise on application.


Payment Methods

Full payment must be made prior to filming commencing. A tax invoice will be issued on receipt of payment.

Payment options include:


Credit Card Service Fee

Council charges a 0.75% service fee, inclusive of GST on transactions using Visa & MasterCard (credit, debit and prepaid).


Ultra Low Low Medium High

No more than 10 people at the location

11-25 people at the location

26-50 people at the location

> 50 people at the location

Drone Not Permitted

(under this category)

Drone Permitted

Drone Permitted

Drone Permitted

No disruption is caused to the Council's stakeholders, retailers or motorists or other events in the vicinity of the activities

No more than 4 vehicles

No more than 10 vehicles

> 10 vehicles

Activities are contained to footways or public open space areas only

No construction

Some construction

Significant construction

Public safety is maintained at the location at all times during the conduct of the activities

Minimal equipment and lighting

Equipment used eg. dolly, trucks, medium-sized cranes, jibs

Extensive equipment

Vehicles associated with the conduct of the activities are legally parked at all times and are not driven onto footways, parks or plaza areas

Small or no unit base required

Unit base required

Large unit base required


Wendy Whiteley Garden

Parking Permits*

*ie. Permission to park vehicles longer than the street signage permits and/or barricading

1-2 locations

No more than 4 locations

Greater than 4 locations