We provide an outline of permit processes for a range of businesses, including nature-based recreation, filming and footpath use in the Blue Mountains.
Filming in the Blue Mountains is a recognised and valued activity in the area.
When we are determining whether to grant approval for filming activities, we consider a number of things including parking, traffic regulation and how council-managed land will be used. We also consider how it could potentially impact upon the community, environment, as well as cultural and heritage protection and economic development.
You will need to apply for a permit to film or take photo shoots in the Blue Mountains.
Applications take a minimum of 7-10 working days to process. Where an application requires an environmental or traffic assessment, the application may take longer to process. Download the application form and a guide below.
The application will need to include:
The form is listed below. Fees vary depending on the category and will be assessed on application. A fee for the recovery of costs associated with inspections and/or traffic assessment may also apply.
A quote can be provided on request if required.
The council shall be absolved from all and any liability which may result in respect of claims for damage to persons or property, as a result of filming or photo shoot operations.
Details of both property and public risk insurance are to be provided (to the value of $20 million) by attaching a current Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance with the application. A completed Hold Harmless Agreement should also be lodged at the same time.
If for any reason you need to reschedule or extend the filming date, please let as now as soon as possible.
A cancellation fee may be applied if your application is cancelled within 7 days of booking.