What Council land includes
Council land can include:
- nature strips
- parks and reserves
If you are not sure if where you want to film is managed by the Council, please contact us.
Approval from other government agencies
Depending on what and where you are filming, you may need permission from other Victorian Government agencies:
- To film on a road managed by VicRoads, you must contact VicRoads for permission.
- To film on any land managed by Melbourne Water, you need to apply for a permit with Melbourne Water.
- To film in most Victorian Parks, you may need to apply for a permit with Parks Victoria.
- If your filming may affect traffic, requires the use of weapons or special effects, you may need to apply for a permit with Victoria Police.
You must have public liability insurance
You must hold public liability insurance with a minimum of $10 million to receive a permit. The permit must be held in the name of the applicant and contain the following clause:
The Permit Holder agrees to indemnify and to keep indemnified, the City of Casey (the Council), its servants and agents, and each of them from and against all actions, costs, claims, charges, expenses, penalties, demands and damages whatsoever which may be brought or made or claimed against them, or any of them, in connection with the Permit Holder's performance or purported performance of its obligations under this Permit and be directly related to the negligent acts, errors or omission of the Permit Holder. The Permit Holder's liability to indemnify the Council shall be reduced proportionally to the extent that an act of omission of the Council, its servants or agents, contributed to the loss or liability.
Educational institution public liability insurance
If you are a student, you must provide a copy of your educational institution's public liability with a minimum coverage of $10 million.
Provide a traffic management plan
If you are filming on a road, arterial road or freeway, you must also provide an approved traffic and pedestrian management plan with your application.
There is a $220 non-refundable application fee for each application.
Students do not need to pay this application fee.
How to apply
To apply for a film permit, please complete a Film Permit Application form.
If you wish to pay your application fee online, please also complete a credit card authorisation form.
Submit your application form and payment form:
What happens next
- After you have submitted your application, we will contact you in 5 business days to acknowledge we have received it.
- Depending on your application, we may need to contact other government agencies. You may need to provide further information.
- We will let you know the outcome of your application within 10 business days.
- If successful, we will send you a permit that outlines the conditions in which you can film. You must carry this permit whenever you are filming.