In a bid to become a ‘film friendly’ location, the City of Greater Geraldton has introduced a new process to help encourage organisations and businesses who are looking to commercially film in Geraldton.
Following suit from many other local governments, organisations looking to commercially film in Geraldton can now visit the City’s website and fill out a Commercial Filming Form in order to receive a permit to film in Geraldton.
A point of difference for Greater Geraldton – filming permits are free!
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said it was important commercial filming was easy and accessible in the region.
“We want to encourage all sorts of filming and promotion here in Geraldton with everything from documentaries, TV shows, feature films and everything in between,” he said.
“Every month we get requests for filming here in our beautiful region, with everything from tourism promotion, fishing shows and much more.
“While some local governments charge for commercial filming permits, we feel having no cost and keeping the process as easy as possible will foster Geraldton being on the big screen more and more!”
Geraldton has featured in many on-screen features, most recently a visit from Network Ten’s iFish crew, which showcased the Midwest’s best fishing spots including Greenough River, local beaches and the Abrolhos.
The Abrolhos episode will air this Sunday 23 June on Network Ten at 5pm.
Geraldton was also featured in Our State on a Plate where The Broady, Illegal Tender Rum Co and Sun City Produce shone.
“Not only does commercial filming have great flow on effects for tourism, but it also gives local businesses a chance to showcase themselves,” Mayor Van Styn added.
“We live in such a unique part of the world and we want to show that to the world.”
For more information on commercial filming in Geraldton or to obtain a permit, head to https://www.cgg.wa.gov.au/work/doing-business-in-greater-geraldton/film-friendly-geraldton.aspx