We have some of the world’s best beaches for filming and photography. Think lighthouses, rock platforms, rolling dunes and bomboras. Beaches hidden by cabbage palm forests and Palm Beach’s perfect white, endless sand which featured in Home and Away. Or the graceful curve of Avalon which seduced Baywatch’s producers. Permits are required for filming.

Filming on the Northern Beaches

Popular locations include Deep Creek Reserve, Bayview, Shelly Beach, Little Manly Point and Little Manly Beach, Forty Baskets Beach and Manly Corso at Manly. You need to fill out an application form. There are fees to pay. Depending on what you want to do, you may need some permits or a traffic management plan.

Popular Wedding Locations

Governor Phillip Park at Palm Beach, Church Point Jetty and Whale Beach in Pittwater. Clontarf Reserve, Fairlight Beach and Shelly Beach at Manly.


Filming and Photography Application Form

This application is to be used for filming on Council managed open space such as sports grounds, beaches, parks, footpaths and roads.

Wearable Cameras & Other Camera Devices - Request Application

Northern Beaches Council operates Wearable Cameras and other Camera Devices (such as dashboard camera’s) in the Northern Beaches Local Government Area. Information is recorded for the purpose of evidence collection for breaches of legislation, to improve community safety and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Council officers and assets. The footage obtained will only be disclosed to authorised persons or bodies who have a legitimate and lawful right to access the information recorded.

Last updated : Fri 6 Oct 2017