Events and filming permits

COVID-19

At the direction of the Chief Health Officer, Parks Victoria have a number of restrictions currently in place. Check our COVID-19 update for the latest information, and follow the health advice provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Parks Victoria manages some of Victoria’s most spectacular public spaces including National Parks, State Parks, Crown Land Reserves, Port Phillip and Western Port, Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers and a variety of Metropolitan Parks.

Victoria's parks, reserves, and waterways can provide the perfect location for your next event, from school sports, private weddings to major events.

Our parks and waterways are governed by sets of specific rules which at times require permits to undertake activities.

The Parks Victoria permit application process varies depending on what type of permit you are applying for and in which park. 

For more information, check the relevant page listed below.


An aerial view of Werribee Mansion and its surrounding gardens.

Parks and Reserves Event Permit application guidelines

Information about the application process which must be considered when organising events at Parks Victoria parks and reserves.

A cyclist follows the bike path along the Yarra River heading in to the Melbourne CBD at sun set.

Bays and Waterways Event Permit application guidelines

Information about the application process which must be considered when organising events on Parks Victoria bays and waterway, including Port Phillip and Western Port, and Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers .

The view from Mt Oberon at Sunset.

Filming and Photography Permit application guidelines

Information about the application process which must be considered when filming and photography takes place at Parks Victoria parks, reserves and waterways.

Crystal Brook Falls at Mount Buffalo National Park.

RPA and Drone Filming and Photography Permit application guidelines

If the use of a drone or a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) is proposed as part of your production or at your event, you will need to submit an application form in addition to an event, wedding or filming application form.

The lake and linking bridge at Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden

Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Photography and Filming Permit application guidelines

Parks Victoria offers a range of stunning natural landscapes to hold your special day.

An aerial view of Albert Park Lake with the Melbourne CBD skyline in the background.

Event Call for Dates

To assist with a fair and equitable allocation of events, and to enable effective planning and resourcing, Parks Victoria has established a formal Call for Dates process to develop a calendar of events (1-3 years in advance) for Werribee Park, Albert Park, the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers and the National Water Sports Centre.

The gardens of the historic Werribee Park Mansion.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about holding an event, wedding, or commercial film or photography shoot on Parks Victoria managed land or waterways.

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