Film and photography

The Port Phillip area's rich array of streetscapes, landscapes, seascapes and parklands offer an attractive variety of filming and photography locations.
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Filming during Covid-19

All screen and media production, publishing and broadcasting activities are allowed, including location scouting, new screen productions, and on-site studio access with the latest information here: 


Film Victoria has some useful resources for filmmakers to assist them with creating a Covid Safe Plan:

Filming in Port Phillip

Parklands and open space along the foreshore together with tourist attractions are in high demand as film locations. The city's architectural heritage reflects the history of Melbourne as well as the industrial and maritime heritage of the port. We strive to be a film-friendly location for film production but must balance this with the local amenity of residents, traders and visitors.

Do I need a permit?

The following activities require a filming permit: television, feature films, advertising, student film projects, documentaries, music videos, commercial stills photography and Wedding photography. 

Apply for a permit

Please complete the attached Film/Photography Permit Application Form (DOC 92 KB)

Filming without a permit is subject to penalty and immediate evacuation from the location.

Everything you need to know about filming in Port Phillip

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