Hornsby Shire Council can help meet filmmakers every need. The Shire boasts an abundance of natural environs ranging from the pristine waters of the Hawkesbury River through to spectacular bushland settings. There are houses, highways, heritage and horticulture all within 50 minutes of Sydney's CBD. Broadacre farms are close at hand in the north-west sector of the Shire, and major retail outlets. Why not make Hornsby Shire your production location of choice?
Contact: Parks Facilities Officer
Phone: (02) 9847 6058
Fax: (02) 9847 6929
Film and television location database
Have you ever wondered how to get your property used as a film location? Hornsby Shire Council is currently looking to increase the number of privately owned properties available for filming in the Shire as to attract more productions into the area.
A commercial online database (not-operated by Council) is available for location scouts and producers to use to view potential locations. If your property is listed in this database it may be considered for filming. The database contains no personal details, addresses or contacts, just basic descriptions of the property and your property photos (selected by you).
For your security, your details are not passed on to any third party. The property owner will be contacted by the agency when interest is shown in their property and it is up to the owner whether they pursue the opportunity offered by a production.
Property owners can find more information on how the film location business works at www.vantagemanagement.com.au and follow the links to locations. Listing your property online is a free service. (Please see the disclaimer below.)
The NSW Government passed the Film Related Legislation Amendment Bill on 18 June 2008 to maintain its competitive advantage in relation to commercial filming in NSW. The Act commenced on 30 March 2009.
As a result of consultation with the Local Government and Shires Association, Councils and the industry sector, a revised Local Government Filming Protocol has been developed. The Protocol was released on Monday 23 March 2009 as an enabler of the legislation. This Protocol replaces the Local Government Filming Protocol 2000.
The Protocol outlines the requirements of all Councils and State agencies in relation to managing commercial filming applications.
- Local Government Filming Protocol 2009 - 295kb
- Code of Conduct Conditions for Location Filming in the Hornsby Shire - 28kb
- Filming Projects - Guidelines for Parking and Road Closures - 292kb
- Standardised Conditions of Hire - 81kb
- Fees for commercial filming and still photography in the Shire - 42kb
Complete and return the following form - Filming and Photography Application Form - 282kb
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