Filming at Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park, with its extraordinary natural environment and state-of-the-art sporting and event facilities, is one of Sydney’s most unique and diverse locations for shooting your next film, television commercial, still shoot, advertising campaign and wedding photography. 

Located 14km from the Sydney CBD and 19km from the airport, Sydney Olympic Park is easily accessible, with its own railway station, dedicated bus and ferry services, coach and charter bus parking and over 10,000 car parking spaces on site.

Sydney Olympic Park extends from the M4 motorway and the surrounding suburb of Newington through to the Parramatta River. The 640-hectare site includes: 

  • One of the largest urban parklands in Australia incorporates Bicentennial Park, Blaxland Riverside Park, Wentworth Common, Archery Park, Woo-la-ra, Haslams Creek Flats, Kronos Hill and Wilson Park.
  • World-class sporting, entertainment, hotel and recreation facilities.
  • Newington Armory heritage area featuring over 100 heritage buildings of various ages and types set among open spaces, woodlands and wetlands.
  • A varied urban streetscape with solar lighting towers, water features, public artworks and landscaped green spaces of all shapes and sizes.

Application information

Applications for all commercial film, photography and television activities are required to be submitted in writing.

Once an application is submitted, the Filming Coordinator will assess the application and its requirements. If approved the applicant will be issued with a licence agreement outlining the terms and conditions relating to the shoot.

Public Liability insurance of $20 million must accompany the application, noting Sydney Olympic Park Authority as an interested party.

All filming fees and bond must be paid prior to the shoot commencing as well as receiving the signed licence agreement.

All crew must complete a site induction prior to the shoot commencing. 

Traffic management

A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) may be required if the shoot involves any of the local roadways. Please indicate on your application and discuss it with the Filming Coordinator.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority has a Traffic Manager on site who will assess and approve the plan, you are not required to contact the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA). 

Application fee

All applications must be made in writing. Once received the application period is determined. It is advised that your application represents as closely as possible your final submission for the film shoot. You will be charged additional fees for any last-minute significant changes to your initial application.

See the PDF below to get an indication of the application charges that you will be charged for when filming at Sydney Olympic Park. These charges are based on a cost recovery model which will cover the Authority's cost for processing and managing your shoot. 

Your application fee is based on the higher application level eg: if you have 2 locations (medium level) but all other categories come under the low level you will be charged the medium level application fee. The Authority will confirm your application fee once the application has been received.

Terms and conditions

Approval of applications is at the discretion of the Authority who will take into consideration the nature of the film shoot, the locations required, and any other information the Authority considers relevant.

All application fees are non-refundable.

Successful applications require a signed License Agreement with the Authority, outlining the terms and conditions of the agreement.

Application fees, bond and any operational costs must all be paid in full at least 24 hours prior to the film shoot date. 

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Film and photo shoot application
Filming fees and charges