Access to Power Outlets and Gates (excluding Commonwealth Park)
ACT Community Councils
Belconnen Community Council (BCC)
T: 0433 176 662
Gungahlin Community Council (GCC)
T: 0418 486 471 (Ewan Brown)
Inner South Community Council (ISCCC)
T: 0419 854 211 (Gary Kent)
North Canberra Community Council (NCC)
Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC)
T: 0431 235 970
Weston Creek Community Council (WCC)
T: (02) 6288 8975
Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC)
ACT Public Roads and Parking Related Matters
T: (02) 6207 6601
Road closures will require prior approval with a Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) plan; (TTM approval forms) .
All the requirements can be found in the “Special Events Handbook“ .
Other useful information can be found here:
ACT Government Queries
T: 13 22 81, or (02) 6207 5111
For all things Government in the ACT.
(including the Parliamentary Zone, Anzac Parade, Commonwealth Park, Lake Burley Griffin, Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Kings Avenue Bridge)
National Capital Authority (NCA)
T: (02) 6271 2888
Application forms available; approval requires approx 3 working days.
Please see the NCA’s various information sheets and application forms:
- “Criteria for an event in the National Capital” (includes guidelines and filming information )
- “Commercial Filming in the National Capital”
- “Guidelines to planning an event in the National Capital”
Emergency Services - Approval of Special Events
Emergency Services Authority
T: 13 22 81
F: (02) 6207 8447
Excessive Noise Standards
St John Ambulance Service
T: (02) 6178 7904
Key Locations in the ACT
Australian National University
T: (02) 6125 7979
Formal permission needed. Fees depend on use of the location.
Australian War Memorial
T: (02) 6243 4575
M: 0409 600 038
F: (02) 6243 4585
Written request required by email, fax or letter; 1 month notice required for internal shooting.
Canberra International Airport
Canberra International Airport Pty Ltd
T: (02) 6275 2222
F: (02) 6275 2244
Written application required; 7 days minimum to approve; fees reviewed upon application
Canberra International Airport – Qantas Terminal
T: (02) 6275 5403
F: (02) 6275 5410
Written application required; 7 days minimum to approve; fees reviewed upon application.
Canberra Railway Museum, Queanbeyan Station or Railway line Queanbeyan to Michelago
ARHSACT Administration & Booking Office
T: (02) 6232 6405
Direct request; fees negotiable; 6 weeks notice for train operations, otherwise 2 weeks.
Canberra Stadium, Manuka Oval, Mount Stromlo Forest Park (purpose built recreation facility)
T: (02) 6256 6707
F: (02) 6253 2085
Direct request with as much notice as possible; fees charged based on specification of use.
High Court of Australia
T: (02) 6290 6983
F: (02) 6270 6868
Free to film outside providing public visitation is not disrupted – inform venue so that security is aware.
Merry-Go Round (Petrie Plaza)
T: (02) 6257 7088
M: 0412 482 676
Telephone request initially to James or Karen Penney. fees dependent on use; as much notice as possible.
T: (02) 6205 0312 (Territory and Municipal Services Media Team)
Fees are associated with filming in the National Arboretum.
National Archives of Australia
T: (02) 6212 3957
F: (02) 6212 3914
Telephone request initially; fees dependent on use; as much notice as possible requested.
National Convention Centre
T: (02) 6276 5200
Written application with at least 3 weeks notice; no fees unless using floor space.
National Film and Sound Archive
T: (02) 6248 2237
F: (02) 6248 2233
Direct request with at least a couple of weeks notices; Productions need public liability insurance and an indemnity in favour of the NFSA from any claims that may be brought against it in relation to the shoot.
National Library of Australia
T: (02) 6262 1704
Direct request requiring written approval; 3-4 weeks notice; various fees.
National Museum of Australia
T: (02) 6208 5191
F: (02) 6208 5148
Commercial or research photographers/ filmmakers (including students) must request permission to photograph/film and should complete applications as soon as possible; an additional fee is levied where an applicant provides less than 7 days notice.
National Zoo and Aquarium
T: (02) 6287 8400
F: (02) 6287 8401
Contact the National Zoo and Aquarium for further information.
Old Bus Depot Markets
T: (02) 6295 3331 or (02) 6239 5306
Direct request with 1 week notice; only contactable between 9am-5pm Tues-Thurs.
Old Parliament House (Musuem of Australian Democracy)
T: (02) 6270 8175 or 6270 8222
F: (02) 6270 8107
Museum of Australian Democracy at OPH is a National Heritage Listed place and filming within the building must follow heritage principles. Form available for approval; negotiable fees; approx 4 working days to approve.
Dept of Parliamentary Services
T: (02) 62775532 or 6277 5295
F: (02) 6277 5068
Permission form; approx 1 week notice.
Dept Education, Science & Training
T: (02) 6162 2216
F: (02) 6273 4668
Written requests to PR Manager, Questacon; approval timeframe usually one week.
Royal Australian Mint
T: (02) 6202 6999
M: 0418 164 769
Written application; negotiable fees; 5 working days.
ACMA is the independent statutory authority tasked with ensuring most elements of Australia’s media and communications legislation, related regulations, and numerous derived standards and codes of practice operate effectively and efficiently, and in the public interest.
Nature Parks, National Parks, Forests, Reserves & ACT Public Land
Policing - Approval of Special Events
Australian Federal Police
T: (02) 6256 7777
Contact the AFP ACT Policing’s Major Events Planning Specialist Response & Security unit.
Use of Explosives and Pyrotechnics
T: (02) 6207 3000
Applications are available on the website – companies wishing to use explosives/pyrotechnics in the ACT are to contact ACT WorkCover to ensure applications are submitted in sufficient time and to discuss the intended event.
Use of Firearms
Australian Federal Police
T: (02) 6256 7777
Contact the AFP ACT Policing’s Counter Terrorist and Emergency Management unit with as much notice as possible.
T: 13 22 81
Weather and Warnings
Bureau of Meteorology Canberra
T: (02) 9296 1555
F: (02) 6257 2275