Commercial filming and photography fee schedule

Application fees for using NSW national parks and reserves for commercial filming or photography.

Pre-application/on-site meetings + (if required) $60/hour during NPWS business hours (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm)
$80/hour outside of NPWS business hours
Application and Assessment Fee
(Based on how long the application takes to assess)
0-2 hours 2-4 hours 4-6 hours >6 hours
$120 $240 $360 Price on application
Vehicle Entry Fees Payable upon entering a fee-charging park. One vehicle is granted free entry for the duration of the filming activity.
Supervision Fees + # $60/hour during NPWS business hours (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm)
$80/hour outside of NPWS business hours
Environmental Management Bond
(If required)
Environmental Impact
Minimal Low Medium
(review of environmental factors may be required)
(review of environmental factors required)
From $500 From $1000 From $1500 Price on application
Other Fees ^ Special requirements (e.g. venue or equipment hire, meetings with NPWS staff, site inspections)

* GST inclusive
+ assessed on total time required, including travel to and from locations
# minimum amount chargeable is 3 hours
^ additional fees as outlined below and in the Filming and Photography Policy may apply

Other Fees

  • Additional unforeseen costs (e.g. unplanned time delays, additional supervision incurred after the Agreement is signed) will be deducted from the Environmental Management Bond.
  • A major revision to the proposal will incur an additional cost of 75% of the Application and Assessment Fee. A major revision arises where significant changes occur in the location, timing or nature of the filming activity, or where the approval requires consideration of a number of new matters.
  • Accommodation and transport costs, where applicable, will be charged to the applicant.

Environmental Management Bond

National Parks and Wildlife Service may retain part of or the entire Environmental Management Bond to cover any unexpected costs due to filming.

Any damage caused by the filming over and above the amount of the bond will incur a financial penalty for the cost of restoration work.

Payment can be made by credit card, cheque or cash (if paying in person).