Filming Policies - Mid North Coast

A filming permit may be required from the authorities responsible for the land you wish to film on. Local councils and State Government Departments will have contacts responsible for issuing permits and answering queries. These contact details are listed below.

Click listings below to learn more:

Local Government Contacts

For general information about filming in NSW, please refer to the NSW Local Government Filming Protocol

http://screenworks.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Local-Govt-Filming-Protocol_v9.pdf

Bellingen Shire Council

Michael Grieve, Manager Economic and Business Development. 61 2 6655 7306

http://www.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/business/filming-bellingen

Coffs Harbour City Council
Kempsey Shire Council

Susannah Smith, Manager Economic Development. 61 2 6566 3122

http://www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/econodev/filming.html

Nambucca Shire Council

Coral Hutchinson, Manager Community Development. 61 2 6568 0239

http://www.nambucca.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-YQT-47-32-03

Port Macquarie Hastings Council

Liesa Davies, Group Manager Economic Development. 61 2 6581 8111

http://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/Forms-Permits/Community-Land-Use/Signage-and-Filming

Other Contacts

NSW National Parks & Wildlife

To apply for a permit to film in a NSW National Park, please refer to the following link for initial information:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/commercial/ApplyingForPermission.htm

Forestry Corporation of NSW

To apply for a permit to film in a state forest, please refer to the following link for initial information. Allow four weeks notice for film inquiries.

http://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/about/permits

Crown Lands

To apply for a permit to film on Crown Land, please refer to the following link for initial information. Allow 5 working days for initial response, fees are involved.

http://www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/about_crown_land/filming_contact_information_old

NSW Roads and Maritime Authority

For initial information about the impact of filming on NSW roads and the permits involved, please refer to the following link:

http://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/page/film-friendly-nsw/parking-road-closures

Find a Film Society or Group near you

Film Societies are great way to network with other film buffs or simply catch a movie under the stars at pop up events across the region.

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