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Filming in South Gippsland

South Gippsland Shire is a film friendly location and Council understands the economic benefits of filming in the region.  The Economic Development and Tourism Unit are available to guide you through Council’s processes to ensure filming success.

Council is required to comply with state legislation (Filming Approval Act 2014) and Council’s filming approval process is consistent with Film Victoria.

A film permit is required where filming occurs on land which is owned, managed, or under the care of South Gippsland Shire Council.

In order to accommodate small to large productions ‘A Guide to Filming in South Gippsland’ has been developed.  This Guide is quite detailed, so please feel free to review our Quick Guide and follow this simple process to assist you to complete your film permit application:

Film Application Quick Guide

  1. Talk to Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Unit prior to any application by contacting 03 5662 9200.
  2. Read and familiarise yourself with Council’s ‘Film Policy’.
  3. Ensure you have current Public Liability Insurance (minimum A$10,000,000) For student/community filming projects please discuss with council.
  4. Complete ‘Film Permit Application’ and supporting documentation where required.
  5. Email application and support documentation via email to: filmenquiries@southgippsland.vic,gov.au

    Or:

    Film Application
    Economic Development and Tourism Unit
    South Gippsland Shire Council
    Private Bag 4
    LEONGATHA VIC 3953

    We will process the Film Permit Application as soon as possible. Please note complex productions are likely to require more time.

    Why Film in South Gippsland
    South Gippsland's draw card is its magnificent scenery. It has attracted many filmmakers to the area over the years, including feature films, television series and commercials. Examples of these include:

    • ABC series “Something in the Air” was filmed at Nyora
    • ABC series “Bed of Roses” was filmed in Meeniyan and Foster
    • Feature Film “Dying Breed” was filmed in Coal Creek Community Park and Museum located in Korumburra
    • Feature Film “Long Weekend” was filmed in Wilson’s Promontory and Yanakie
    • Television Series “Coast” Waratah Bay, Sandy Point and Walkerville
    • Television commercials notably car commercials