Filming in the Byron Shire

The Byron Shire is a popular set location for films and television series.

There are a number of factors involved in conducting a film shoot.

From Development Applications, permits and other Council approvals. We can help you identify what you need. 

Filming enquiry form

Please complete the online form below if you are considering conducting a film shoot.

A member of our events team will then get in touch with you to discuss the next steps.

Online Enquiry Form

NSW Local Government Filming Protocol

All councils in NSW must follow the Local Government Filming Protocol.

The Local Government Filming Protocol sets out councils’ role in relation to filming in local government areas.  

Key points

  • As a general principal councils and Government agencies are required to approve screen projects. 
  • Filming as an activity does not require council approval but other activities such as road closures, parking regulations and environmental impact on public land may need approval.
  • Depending on the duration of the project and location Council approval is sometimes not required for filming on private land/property.
  • Councils are expected to grant approvals for filming on council-managed land.
  • The only fees councils are allowed to charge are for services they provide such as application fees and direct expenses relating to approvals – generally only cost recovery.
  • Filmmakers are required to inform residents and the local community with filming details.