Filming and photography fees

How you can use our beautiful backdrops

Some of our properties are ideal for filming, photography or holding private or community events. However, you will need to apply, and if we approve your request to film or shoot on our land, you need to know how much it costs. We've provided the breakdown of costs below. All fees are payable before you start filming and include GST.

More information
You can find out more about using our sites for filming, photography or events from our Request to film, photograph or host an event on our land (279KB) fact sheet.


Film or photography applications

We review all applications on a case-by-case basis. It may take up to 5 business days to review and respond to your request.


Fees and conditions for filming 

Description

Standard fee

Conditions/Notes

Large commercial filming

Price on application

 

Low impact half-day fee (less than 4 hours)

$2,500

  • Up to 3 vehicles/trucks
  • Up to 20 cast and crew

Low impact full-day fee (more than 4 hours)

$3,750

  • Up to 3 vehicles/trucks
  • Up to 20 cast and crew

Low impact night fee (between gate closing time and 11pm)

$3,125

  • Up to 3 vehicles/trucks
  • Up to 20 cast and crew

High impact half-day fee (less than 4 hours)

$3,125

  • Up to 4 vehicles/trucks
  • 20 or more cast and crew

High impact full-day fee (more than 4 hours)

$4,688

  • Up to 4 vehicles/trucks
  • 20 or more cast and crew

High impact night fee (between gate closing time and 11pm)

$3,906

  • Up to 4 vehicles/trucks
  • 20 or more cast and crew

Fees and conditions for photography

Description

Standard fee

Conditions/Notes

Low impact half-day fee (less than 4 hours)

$1,500

  • Applies if no additional infrastructure

Low impact full-day fee (more than 4 hours)

$2,250

  • Applies if no additional infrastructure

Low impact night fee (between gate closing time and 11pm)

$1,875

  • Applies if no additional infrastructure
  • Up to 3 vehicles/trucks
  • Up to 20 cast and crew

High impact half-day fee (less than 4 hours)

$1,875

  • Applies with infrastructure/props

High impact full-day fee (more than 4 hours)

$2,813

  • Applies with infrastructure/props

High impact night fee (between gate closing time and 11pm)

$2,344

  • Applies with infrastructure/props
  • Up to 4 vehicles/trucks
  • 20 or more cast and crew

Fees and conditions for parking 

Description

Standard fee

Conditions/Notes

Parking only (3 vehicles/trucks or less)

$2,000 / day

  • Parking spaces reserved for exclusive use

Parking only (4 vehicles/trucks or more)

$3,000 / day

  • Parking spaces reserved for exclusive use

Field officer fee

Description

Standard fee

Conditions/Notes

Sydney Water field officer fee

$50 / hour

  • Covers site induction, vehicle escorts and site access
  • Fee subject to change

Miscellaneous charges

Description

Standard fee

Conditions/Notes

Application fee (for all bookings)

$250

  • Non refundable

Late fee (less than 7 business days before access date)

$250

  • Non refundable

Bond for photography

$1,000–$10,000

  • Applied at Sydney Water's discretion

Cancellation fee

$250

  • Within 7 days of booking date