Phillip Island Nature Parks has HD broadcast quality footage and file photos available for media and promotional use.
Phillip Island Nature Parks is a film-friendly location which manages activities on Crown Land on Phillip Island to protect environmental, cultural and social values.
The information on this page relates to commercial filming and photography, including television, feature films, advertising and television commercials, documentaries and music videos.
Most commercial filming and photography activities are required to apply for a permit for the use of public space on Phillip Island’s Crown Land. This ensures the activity is in accordance with the regulations of the Phillip Island Nature Parks.
If your filming or photographic activities are minor and ‘low impact’ (see below), you may not need to fill out the application for a permit — but you will need to obtain our permission for low impact filming by contacting us as per below contact details. To approve a low impact filming activity, we’ll require proof of your current public liability insurance and five business days’ notice.
Please note that any filming or photographic activities involving the penguins crossing the beach in the evening will require a permit application.
Low impact filming activities are defined by these criteria:
- a filming activity of two people or less (includes all production crew and talent)
- no more than one camera, one tripod, and handheld sound recording equipment
- access only required to public areas and not in or on any Nature Parks ticketed attractions
- public safety is maintained at all times and all public pathways, footpaths and roads must not be blocked
We will respond to your application within five business days of receiving it. Please note that if we need to make complex arrangements for your filming/photographic activity it may take us more than five days to issue a permit.
To apply for a permit, please complete the application form and send it to the contact listed below.
FILMING PERMIT FEES
Fees may apply for filming permits or parking reservation.
View Phillip Island Nature Parks' Filming Permit Terms & Conditions
View Phillip Island Nature Parks Insurance and Indemnity Conditions
The Filming Approval Act 2014, effective 1 March 2015, provides a framework for the approval of filming permits. It outlines eight film friendly principles and the guidelines for commercial filming on public land across the state.FILMING APPROVAL ACT 2014.
In August 2014 the Victorian Government passed new legislation to standardise the process for obtaining commercial filming permits on public land managed by local councils and state government agencies in Victoria.
Victoria’s Film Friendly Guidelines are available to view here