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Filming and Photography in Towong Shire
The Towong Shire Council is a film-friendly 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 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. A list of our general terms and conditions is attached below.
We will respond to your application within five business days of receiving it. Please note that 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 and send it to the contact listed below.
Filming Permit Fees
Council will set fees and charges for filming in the Shire in the 2016-17 budget cycle. Council wishes to encourage filming activity by providing a ‘no fees policy’ for film permit processing, however additional fees could be incurred for other expenses (ie: road closures, parking or staff time spent resourcing larger scale projects). Please contact us to discuss your project, and we will do what we can to accommodate you.
Manager Economic Development
Telephone 02 6071 5100
PO Box 55, Tallangatta VIC 3700
Other resources and related forms
Code of Conduct for Film Crews - http://film.vic.gov.au/film-in-victoria
Film Victoria - http://film.vic.gov.au
Towong Shire Council – Filming Guidelines
Towong Shire Council – Filming Permit Application Form
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.
Victoria’s Film Friendly Guidelines are available to view here http://film.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/93042/Victorian-Film-Friendly-Guidelines-Web-Version.pdf