Filming in our local area

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View over Storm Bay to lighthouse

How to apply

Provide to Council at council@kiama.nsw.gov.au:

Some areas require additional documentation.

Please read about special conditions in each of the locations listed below.

Bombo Headland Quarry

An isolated and secure non-working quarry with spectacular rock walls and columns adjoining the ocean. 

Bombo Quarry has a section owned by Council (Section A) and a section owned by Sydney Water (Section B).

To film at Section A you need to:

To film at Section B you only need to request and obtain permission from Sydney Water.

Rural roads

Many local roads are narrow and lightly trafficked.

Some have adjoining dry stonewalls and panoramic coastal or rural background views.

Filming and photographing on any public road (including footpath areas) also requires:

Beaches and headlands

Our municipality offers a number of ocean beaches with urban or rural background views and grassed headland.

Many have easy vehicle access; however, Council does restrict vehicles and animals on beaches.

Kiama Harbour

A small harbour home to a number of fishing vessels and sailing boats.

It has ample parking for production crews nearby.

Questions?

If you have any questions on filming in our municipality please contact:

(02) 4232 0444
council@kiama.nsw.gov.au

Filming conditions

Applications are assessed on merit and likely impact on residents and the environment.

Standard conditions are:

  • Applications lodged at least 7 business days prior to filming.
  • A current Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency (minimum indemnity $20 million) must be produced.
  • The applicant agrees to indemnify and hold the Council harmless against and from any liability and loss, which the Council may suffer from any accidents or other damages to the property or bodily injury including death, caused by the negligence of any of its employees on or about the property.
  • An administration fee of $50 may be applicable should the applicant not proceed with an application.
  • No trees, shrubs or other vegetation may be removed, lopped or damaged.
  • All operations confined between sunrise and sunset unless special permission granted.
  • Noise generating activities are restricted between 7am and 6pm.
  • Firearms, explosives or the lighting of fires prohibited.
  • Residents living near the filming must be advised by letterbox drop.
  • No animals or vehicles allowed on beach.
  • The Applicant must make every reasonable effort to accommodate the requirements of the public, residents and business proprietors affected by the production.
  • Production must not restrict access to private land.
  • Vehicles to be restricted to defined parking areas and/or access roads.
  • The production company and its representatives must ensure that all other non-essential production and crew vehicles are legally parked at all times. These vehicles may not, under any circumstances, be parked for extended times in residential areas.
  • The Applicant must ensure all rubbish is removed and the location is left clean and tidy (to Council’s satisfaction) upon filming completion. The company will be required to reimburse Council for the full cost of any cleaning.
  • The Applicant must abide by all relevant statues and standards, such as film industry procedures for safety and hazard management.

Conditions may be altered subject to negotiation with Council.