Film Friendly Geraldton

With sprawling landscapes and unique backdrops, Geraldton has become an increasingly popular destination for commercial filming. As well as vast natural beauty, tourism is bringing more people to Geraldton and the region is being showcased on the big screen.

The City of Greater Geraldton is committed to supporting commercial filming in the region and are proud to facilitate the growing number of productions being filmed here in the Midwest.

As part of this commitment, the City of Greater Geraldton has established itself as a film friendly location and offers support to the film and television industry. It is FREE for commercial filming in Geraldton.

Commercial filming includes, but is not limited to:

  • Television and feature films
  • Advertising
  • Documentaries and educational programs
  • Tourism promotion material

Permission is not required from the City of Greater Geraldton for still photography.

To obtain permission to film in the Greater Geraldton region, please complete a filming application form and email it to council@cgg.wa.gov.au

To film in the following locations, please contact the organisation directly:

If you’d like more information about Geraldton and the area for filming, please contact the City’s Corporate Communications team via email on corporatecommunications@cgg.wa.gov.au

Commercial Filming Application

In order to commercially film in the City of Greater Geraldton, a Commercial Filming Application must be completed and approved before proceeding.

Filming locations include public spaces, City owned facilities and outdoor areas. If you wish to film on private property, you must obtain separate approvals from the property owner.

The City can provide helpful advice in regards to filming areas and any recommendations for locations.

To discuss you proposed location and to identify any potential issues that may need to be addressed, please contact the City of Greater Geraldton.

There is no fee associated with commercial filming in Geraldton.

Please Note: The Commercial Filming Application does not constitute a filming permit. Once approved, a permit will be issued to the applicant. It is advised you keep a copy of the permit with you at all times during filming.

Click here to submit a Commercial Filming Application.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

Geraldton from the air is spectacular and as a result, drones are becoming a popular way of capturing the landscape.

The City of Greater Geraldton has no role in the regulation or control of use of drones, and no role in providing permission for use of Drones. Responsibility for compliance with Federal regulations and public safety requirements lies exclusively with operators.

The peak body for drone operation in Australia is the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Appropriate licences and permits for flying drones must be obtained through CASA.

If you are looking for more information on flying drone commercially, head to https://www.casa.gov.au/standard-page/flying-drones-commercially