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Apply for a filming and photography permit

A permit is required for professional and some amateur filming or photography that takes place or impacts on any park, road reserve, foreshore area or any area that is under the jurisdiction and/or management of Council. Fees apply (but are not restricted to) the following categories:

  • commercial filming
  • amateur/emerging producers and/or directors
  • commercial still photography
  • community or student filming
  • parking of oversize vehicles during filming and photography.

Film permits will not be issued on beaches between 1 November of each year and the end of March the following year – unless with an approved exception.

A permit is not required for non-commercial wedding photo/filming shoots.

If you are filming in the foreshore area below the low water line e.g. Piers, or on the water - please apply via the Parks Victoria website (opens in a new window).

For more information download our guide to filming in Bayside (PDF, 1.11MB).

To fill out this application you will need:

  • a detailed map of site and location - indicate where oversize vehicles are to park if applicable
  • a copy of your Public Liability Insurance for no less than $20 million
  • a copy of the letter to be letter dropped to ALL residents and businesses which may be affected by the filming process at least 48 hours in advance
















Dates of production
(Note: Filming or unloading of vehichles is not permitted in Residential areas before 7am. Unless with an approved exception, Film Permits will not be issued on beaches between 1 November and the end of March the following year. )


Note: Permits will not be approved after 8pm this includes pack up and removal of oversize vehicles





Maximum of 3 dates per application
Additional dates (1)
(Note: Filming or unloading of vehichles is not permitted in Residential areas before 7am. Unless with an approved exception, Film Permits will not be issued on beaches between 1 November and the end of March the following year. )


Note: Permits will not be approved after 8pm this includes pack up and removal of oversize vehicles


Additional dates (2)
(Note: Filming or unloading of vehichles is not permitted in Residential areas before 7am. Unless with an approved exception, Film Permits will not be issued on beaches between 1 November and the end of March the following year. )


Note: Permits will not be approved after 8pm this includes pack up and removal of oversize vehicles


Production Company Details
Name of Company Responsible for Payment
Enter name of production and/or purpose of shoot
Contact Details - Person responsible for Application (Terms and Conditions to be agreed by this person)
Location Manager - Contact Details
Permit not required for filming on private property. Some applications may be for Oversize Vehicle Parking Permits Only







Details of Oversize Vehicles must be provided below as per the example. Parking Permits are to be collected by arrangement from Bayside City Council at 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 prior to the date required.

 Prescribed items Prohibited times

A motor vehicle (except a vehicle moving in or out of premises), lawn mower or other grass cutting device and any equipment or appliance not falling within group 2 having an internal combustion engine.

Monday to Friday: before 7 am and after 8 pm.

Weekends and public holidays: before 9 am and after 8 pm.

If you have any further concerns please refer to the EPA website

Details of Oversize Vehicles must be provided below as per the example. Parking Permits are to be collected by arrangement from Bayside City Council at 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 prior to the date required
Map including Melway Reference
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.