Towong Shire

Filming and Photography in Towong Shire

Towong Shire Council is a film-friendly organisation which balances the local amenity of residents and businesses.

The information on this page relates to commercial filming, including television, feature films, advertising and television commercials, documentaries and music videos.

Most commercial filming activities are required to apply for a permit for the use of a public space. This ensures the activity is in accordance with the regulations of the Council. A list of our general terms and conditions is attached below.

Filming permits

We will respond to your application within five business days of receiving it. Please note that if we need to make complex arrangements for your filming activity it may take us more than five days to issue a permit.

To apply for a permit, please complete the application form and send it to the contact listed below.

Filming permit fees

Council wishes to encourage filming activity by providing a ‘no fees policy’ for film permit processing, however additional fees could be incurred for other expenses (ie: road closures, parking or staff time spent resourcing larger scale projects). Please contact us to discuss your project, and we will do what we can to accommodate you.


Manager Economic Development
(02) 6071 5100
PO Box 55, Tallangatta VIC 3700

Other resources and related forms

Film Victoria

Code of Conduct for Film Crews

A guide to filming in Towong Shire (download below)

Filming Permit Application Form (download below)

Filming Approval Act 2014

In August 2014 the Victorian Government passed new legislation to standardise the process for obtaining commercial filming permits on public land managed by local councils and state government agencies in Victoria.

The Filming Approval Act 2014 provides a framework for the approval of filming permits. It outlines eight film friendly principles and the guidelines for commercial filming on public land across the state.

Victoria’s Film Friendly Guidelines are available from Film Victoria.

A guide to filming in Towong Shire (PDF 834 KB)

Filming permit application form (PDF 314 KB)

Last updated: 09 July 2018