Filming Applications

The City of Whitehorse has many attractive sites for filming including the iconic Box Hill Town Hall, the historical Schwerkolt Cottage and many beautiful parks and reserves.

If you are planning to film or take commercial photography in a Council managed space, you will require a filming permit. Without a permit, you may be directed to stop filming by an authorised Council Officer.

If you are planning to film inside a Council facility such as the Box Hill Town Hall, you will need to contact the facility directly to request permission.

Please contact the Administration and Events Officer by emailing


Standard fees apply for filming in the City of Whitehorse in the areas under the Council's jurisdiction.

Type of Filming Half Day (Four Hours) Full Day Subsequent Days After First Full Day
Filming $445 $690 $170
Commercial Stills $210 $340 $140
Unit Base Only *   $235  
Low Impact Filming Permit   $135  

* When unit bases are set up on public land. In these instances, filming may be conducted on private property or within a Council facility.

Fee waivers may apply in various situations as listed in the Terms and Conditions ( PDF 168.55KB).

Application Conditions

If any details of filming change after the permit is issued you must notify Council immediately. Council will confirm in writing whether the change has been approved and if required may issue a new permit.

Contact the Administration and Events Officer by emailing or by calling 9262 6352.

Payment of the permit fee is required at the time of application for low impact filming. All other applications will be invoiced and must be paid by the due date provided.

Payment options for invoiced applicants include BPAY, credit card (Mastercard or Visa) via phone or internet, by mail, or in person at Council’s customer service centres.

Apply now online through the Film and Stills Photography Application Form.

Contact Us

If you require more information, please contact Council using the details below:

Administration and Events Officer
Phone: 9262 6352

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