Report local film crew concerns

In support of the industry, we try to approve applications but local residents and business owners are our first priority.

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Filming feedback

For after hours information call 02 9265 9333 or 02 9265 9180.

phone number
02 9265 9452
email address
[email protected]

Other information

Many production companies request permission from us to make a film, TV program or advertisement in the local area.

In support of the film industry we try to approve such applications, but local residents and business owners are our first priority. We put conditions in place to lessen any inconvenience a production may cause. These conditions are set by the Screen NSW film friendly protocol.

When a permit is granted, the production company must notify nearby residents and businesses in writing as soon as possible before filming starts. Some of the conditions we place on filming permits may include:

  • maintaining safe pedestrian and vehicle access
  • user pays police officers if public access is restricted or modified
  • limited parking in public spaces.

Occasionally, people who walk, ride or drive may be asked to pause for a few moments while a scene is being filmed. If production lights are shining into your windows, ask the location manager for a covering such as fabric to block it out.