Commercial filming and photography
The Cairns region offers a spectacular location for photography, filming movies, documentaries, television programs and commercials.
Renowned internationally as the only place where two World Heritage areas meet - the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest, our region offers spectacular, diverse and accessible locations, supported by world-class infrastructure and services.
A permit is needed for all commercial filming and photography on Council land such as roads, parks, reserves and beaches. There is no fee for non-exclusive use of a space but you are required to have public liability insurance with a minimum cover of $20 million that indemnifies Council.
To apply for a filming and/or photography permit, please complete an application form.