In recent years the Byron Shire has been a popular set location for films and television series.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the interest in the Byron Shire, and other parts of the Northern Rivers as a location for filming, has increased substantially and indications are that this is going to continue. International production companies view Australia, with its low rates of COVID-19 infections, as a safe and desirable filming location.
When it comes to filming Byron Shire Council, and all other councils in the State, are bound by the NSW Local Government Act which contains the Local Government Filming Protocol.
The NSW Government is supportive of the screen industry and the Local Government Filming Protocol set out councils’ roles in relation to filming in local government areas.
Key points of the protocol are:
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If you are planning on filming on Council land, please complete the online filming enquiry form.