Filming in the City

We love to see our beautiful region up on the big screen, entertaining us on our TV’s, or shining at us from the pages of a magazine. 

Here at the City of Busselton, we are all about streamlining approval processes to make it easy to film or photograph in our region. 

If you’re taking photos or filming for commercial purposes on City owned or managed land or property, you may need filming permission from the City.  Some areas within the City fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and you may need to make separate application to filming@dbca.wa.gov.au

There are generally no fees associated with filming or photography within the City, so long as there is no impact on public spaces and places.

Why film in the City of Busselton?

The City of Busselton is the perfect location and film destination. Find out more about our gorgeous City and why you should film here, by previewing our Film Prospectus. 

Film Prospectus

What do I need to know?

In order to make an application, this is some of the information/documents you’ll need to provide:

  • Details of the applicant
  • A brief explanation of what you are proposing
  • Proposed dates and times (including contingencies for weather etc)
  • Proposed locations (including site maps)
  • What places/spaces you need
  • Number of people involved in the production
  • Details of required road closures or traffic management
  • Use of aircraft or drones
  • Proof of current insurances
  • Risk and safety management plans

More information may be requested once your application has been received. 

Submit a Filming & Photography Application

Please download our Filming and Photography Application form and email it back to city@busselton.wa.gov.au

Filming and Photography Application

Got something you would like to share?

Do you have something that would be film worthy? A fantastic location, a great prop or an interesting vehicle?

If you would like to be added to register of film assets in the region, please fill out your details below, and if you have a photo please upload it. Please note, these details will only be shared with prospective film makers.

I agree for my details to be provided to prospective film makers. I will advise the City of Busselton if I wish to withdraw my asset from the register. *

 
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Are you using a drone?

To keep people, property and the environment around you safe, it's essential you know the rules that apply to you - visit CASA for more information. If you are flying a drone for commercial purposes you may be required to complete a Filming and Photography application.

 

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