Filming and Photography at South Bank

South Bank is an ideal location for filming and photography. 

Filming, photography and media calls within the South Bank precinct require approval before they can commence. 

News crews, wedding shoots and family portrait shoots do not require permission unless you are bringing a link truck, large group or infrastructure onsite. However, given the precinct is busy with public events, people visiting restaurants and people enjoying our green open spaces, we advise that you check that there are no major events happening in the precinct on the date you wish to be here. News crews are required to find their own parking offsite. They must also have station credentials visible or be able to present these if requested by Parklands Security staff.

Due to the volume of enquiries received, please allow a minimum of 10 business days for your application to be processed. Applications that do not receive adequate notice may be declined.

Submitting an Application

Please complete the form below in full if you would like to apply for approval for the purpose of filming or photography at South Bank.

By submitting an application, it is not guaranteed that you will be approved. If your application is approved, you will be notified in writing.


A fee for the use of our spaces and venues as your location for filming or photography applies in some circumstances. This could include but is not limited to:

  • A large-scale production
  • The content is used for promotional purposes
  • Branding or promotional materials are brought on-site


To ensure that South Bank Parklands complies with air safety regulations, the use of drones in the Parklands is strictly prohibited without express written consent from South Bank Corporation. To fly a drone in the Parklands, you will need to be able to supply the following:

  • UAV Operator’s certificate (UOC)
  • UAV Controller Certificate or ReOC (Remote Operators Certificate)
  • Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC)
  • Public Liability Insurance ($20 million)
  • Safe Work Method Statement
  • Risk Assessment
  • VTOL location and flight path.

Please note that without the above documentation, drone activity will not be approved. South Bank Corporation has a strict no fly policy for hobbyists.

Further Information

If you have any questions, please contact Please note that filming and photography applications are only processed between the hours of 8am - 4pm, Monday – Friday. They are not processed on weekends or public holidays.

By completing and returning this application, you agree to be bound by the Photography & Filming & Photography Terms & Conditions.

Commercial Filming and Photography at South Bank Terms and Conditions

Non-Commercial Filming and Photography Terms and Conditions