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
  • on-site studio access.

For the latest information, visit Coronavirus film and media production guidelines.

You can find useful resources for filmmakers to assist with creating a CovidSafe Plan at Film Vic.

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 Film or 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

Contact us

For information on filming in Victoria, including Film Victoria's film friendly locations and guidelines, please visit: Film Victoria.

For more information or questions on filming in Port Phillip, contact the Arts Administrator:

Email: filmunit@portphillip.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 9209 6217
Mobile: 0466 752 942
Post: Film Liaison Officer, City of Port Phillip, Private Bag 3, St Kilda VIC 3182.

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