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Before you can film or hold a photography shoot on Council-owned property or outdoor spaces, you'll need to apply for permission.

If your shoot is less than 10 business days away, call our Filming Protocol Officer on (02) 4227 7111.

We ask that you submit your application at least 10 business days before the shoot to allow us to process your request.

How to Apply

Please read the NSW Government Filming Protocol (on the right of this page) and have the following ready before applying online:

  • Public Liability Certificate of Currency for a minimum of $20 million, noting Wollongong City Council as an interested party.
  • Site map showing your filming / photography and unit base set up / parking locations.
  • List of production vehicles detailing type, size and registration details.
  • Additional approval documents, e.g. RMS, CASA, etc.

Filming on Sea Cliff Bridge or Lawrence Hargrave Drive

For filming on Sea Cliff Bridge or along Lawrence Hargrave Drive, you must obtain permission from RMS (Roads & Maritime Services). To contact RMS, please call (02) 8396 1517 or email

Crown Land

If your filming or photography is on Crown Land (for example, the Wollongong Harbour area) you will need permission from the Department of Primary Industries - Lands.

Depending on the nature of your shoot, you may also need permission from Wollongong City Council.

To discuss filming on Crown Land, or if you're unsure whether your proposed location is on Crown Land, please call Council on (02) 4227 7111.

Road Closures

Should you require any road closures, you must provide your Traffic Management Plan/s, generated by an approved Traffic Management Company, to Council at least 12 weeks prior to your filming or photography activity taking place.



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