Iconic Sydney Contacts
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Centennial Park & Moore Park TrustCentennial Park & Moore Park Trust
Address Centennial Park, Sydney Trust Office: Cnr Grand & Parkes Drives, Centennial Park (behind cafe) Contact Bernadette Mitsis Position Venue Services Officer Phone (02) 9339 6621 Switch Phone (02) 9339 6699 Fax (02) 9360 4215 firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.cp.nsw.gov.au Description
The versatile location! The Centennial Parklands location is significant, nestled between the central business district, the Fox Film Studios and the popular eastern beaches. Within the one 365 hectare precinct you'll find a large, water-oriented parkland with pine forests, rocky outcrops, cliff faces and a great natural environment just 10 minutes drive from the Sydney CBD. Locations are available in Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park, including E.S. Marks Athletic Stadium and the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre. The diversity of the landscapes within Centennial Park range from carefully tended garden beds to relatively wild places with long grass and native trees and thickly wooded areas. A superb Victorian iron picket fence with several gateways consisting of ornate sandstone pillars encloses the entire park. Pine Grove - This superb Pine forest is a sought after location. It has been used for an aircraft crash scene and a saffron trail through an Asian forest. This versatile location allows the freedom to create the feel of a forest anywhere on the globe. Sandstone Ridge - This natural sandstone ridge with rocky outcrops surrounded by semi-wild vegetation creates a sense of wilderness close to the heart of the city. This secluded area provides filmmakers with the opportunity to set a scene that could be anywhere in Australia. Rose Garden - This formal rose garden with a Victorian feel is surrounded by palm trees and ponds evoking an atmosphere of romance and beauty. Heritage features - The Parklands contain historically significant landscapes, sites, bridges, and monuments such as the Federation Pavilion and historic statues and remnants of European settlement from the earliest times. The plantings of the Parklands remain a notable example of Victorian landscaping in Australia. E.S. Marks Athletic Stadium - A good class rekortan athletics track with an 8 lane track and 10 lane straight. Field event facilities are available. There is a covered stand which seats up to 2000 people and uncovered tiered seating for 3000 people. Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre - For productions that include horses, the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre (next door to Centennial Park at the former Moore Park showgrounds) is the ideal environment. Facilities include a 3.6 kilometre equestrian track which circles the Centennial Park, historic stable pavilions, a huge covered dressage arena and a separate equestrian ground. Horses are available for hire at the Equestrian Centre. Snake Bank - For a tropical or Asian feel this location provides a palm tree-lined track surrounding a large pond which could be any watercourse you wish to create. Paperbark Grove - A splendid vista of Melaleuca trees stretching for 250 metres. Lachlan Swamp - An enchanted forest of Paperbarks and She-oaks with a magical atmosphere. This location could be anywhere from Kakadu to Louisiana. Ponds - Centennial Park contains 12 ponds each with its own unique character. Busby's Pond has a reed fringed shore, water lilies and large islands that are home to nesting birds. Duck Pond is home to more than 15 species of birds including Black Swans, Egrets and Herons. Amphitheatre - This natural amphitheatre with sandstone steps has views of Federation Valley and Botany Bay, right through to the Royal National Park. Grand Drive - Grand Drive is the main route that circles around the inside of Centennial Park. This stately drive is lined by an avenue of trees such as Port Jackson Figs, Holm Oaks and Norfolk Island Pines. Queens Park - Coral trees planted along the Queens Park perimeter look spectacular when they flower from late winter to early spring. Majestic specimens of Moreton Bay Figs are also contained within the park, along with wild grassy areas. Vantage Points - Mount Steele allows a view of a natural landscape uninterrupted by buildings. Reservoir Number 1 in Centennial Park and the Carrington Road boundary of Queens Park both have sweeping vistas of the Sydney Basin, some extending as far south as Robertson on a clear day.
Fox Studios AustraliaFox Studios Australia
Government Property NSW (previously State Property Authority)Government Property NSW (previously State Property Authority)
Address Level 9, Bligh House, 4-6 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 2000 (as of December 2012)* Contact Bruce Wigger Position Regional Manager, Northern - Portfolio Services Phone 1300 784 841 email@example.com Website http://www.property.nsw.gov.au/our_business/filming_opportunities Description
Responsible for the management of the Crown Property Portfolio on behalf of NSW Treasury. The Portfolio covers over 100 properties, most of which are located in and around Sydney. These properties include high-rise office towers and a number of heritage listed buildings.
Access to GPNSW–managed properties requires approval and their website contains the application form, checklist and licence agreement you’ll need to complete before submitting your application. A list of fees and charges is also included.
For any other information please contact Helpdesk@property.nsw.gov.au
Luna ParkLuna Park
Address 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, NSW 2061 Contact Tony Maloney Position Manager Phone (02) 9922 6644 Mobile 0418 648 962 Fax (02) 9929 7580 firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.lunaparksydney.com Description
Luna Park is Sydney's premier filming location. This much loved Sydney icon, first opened in 1935, is located right on the harbour's edge and offers a world of nostalgic charm, heritage buildings and classic amusement rides. As well as unsurpassed views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the CBD, Luna Park offers several unique venues such as Coney Island, The Crystal Palace and the Big Top - 1500 square metres of flat floor space, noise attenuation to allow for 120dba internally with a zero rating externally and 14m high ceilings. Luna Park has on-site car parking for 400 vehicles. For opening hours please refer to www.lunaparksydney.com/hours-of-funny-business
For film shoots and professional photography rates please call 02 9922 6644 or submit an online request at www.lunaparksydney.com/feedback
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NSW National Parks and WildlifeNSW National Parks and Wildlife
Royal Botanic Gardens TrustRoyal Botanic Gardens Trust
Address Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and Domain Contact Ashley Rego Position Film Contact Officer Phone (02) 9231 8118 Fax (02) 9231 8054 email@example.com Website http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au Description
The Royal Botanic Garden is set around Farm Cove and Woolloomooloo Bay. There are excellent views of the harbour and city skyline from the Garden and Domain which have been used in big blockbusters such as Mission Impossible II, The Matrix II to TV commercials, Tropfest entrants and images for national advertising campaigns to company photos. The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain offers many small niche locations such as historic bridges, scenic ponds, various types of gardens and foliage, historic infrastructure and has one of the best backdrops in the world for many filming and photography projects. Australian plant and lake locations also available at Mt Annan Botanic Garden, and cool-climate garden settings at Mount Tomah Garden. Application forms and policies sent on request. Also available online click here.
Vehicle access is restricted. The Garden is a sensitive area, the integrity of the site and public access and safety must be a priority at all times. However, Garden staff understand the needs of location work, will try to accommodate most requests and will endeavour to make your shoot as smooth as possible.
Strickland HouseStrickland House
Contact Jones, Paul & Irina Position Caretakers, NSW Department of Commerce (FCO) Phone (02) 9337 5999 Mobile 0434 185 853 Fax (02) 93373882 firstname.lastname@example.org Description
2 week's notice preferred. NB: Redevelopment of the site is ongoing
Sydney AquariumSydney Aquarium
Contact Kristy Enright Position Public Relations Manager Phone (02) 9333 9249 email@example.com Website http://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au Description
Sydney Aquarium is one of the largest and most spectacular Aquariums in the world, presenting the unique wonders of Australian aquatic life. It features over 12,000 animals including huge sharks and rays, platypus, seals, fairy penguins, crocodiles and much more!
Please Note: Extra fees apply for special requests, i.e. use of Aquarium Divers, Feeding animals, etc. Filming hours are restricted during peak periods (public holidays and school holidays). TVCs and commercial film productions are usually done outside opening hours. Vehicles may park in one of the paid parking stations located on Sussex Street (opposite the Four Seasons hotel) or on the southern corner of Sussex and Market St.
For external filming, contact the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.
Sydney Fish MarketSydney Fish Market
Address Bank St , Pyrmont NSW 2009 Contact Jessica Harding Position Public Relations Assistant (FCO) Phone (02) 90041146 Fax (02) 90041179 firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au Description
Market to review drama and commercial scripts before filming. Range of sites including: wholesale fish auctions, retail stores, wharves with vistas of Blackwattle Bay and Anzac Bridge, and Sydney Seafood School.
Sydney Harbour Federation TrustSydney Harbour Federation Trust
Address Building 28, Best Ave (PO Box 607) Mosman NSW 2088 Contact Alexandra Terrey Position Property Officer Phone (02) 89692100 Fax (02) 89692120 email@example.com Website http://www.harbourtrust.gov.au Description
Harbourside and Historic Locations The Harbour Trust manages seven lands around Sydney Harbour, including several former Defence bases. Most of the locations incorporate buildings and spaces in quiet locations that are currently vacant while the Harbour Trust plans their future use. North Head Artillery School, Manly The remarkable parade ground of the Artillery School is defined by simple Art Deco buildings amongst wild bushland that overlooks the harbour. There are barracks accommodation blocks, various institutional buildings with extensive kitchens, three mess halls, a ballroom, a gymnasium, cells, an oval and large vacant sheds. One of the largest sheds on the site, the Gun Park shed, has recently been upgraded to suit small scale studio work. In a very quiet location, the clear span shed has approximate dimensions of 28x18 metres, with a clearance of 5 metres to the side walls and 6.75 metres at the apex. The shed provides excellent access with full-height sliding panel doors with a width of approximately 14 metres on opposite sides and a hardstand area of approximately 4,500 sqm adjacent. Chowder Bay, Mosman Established as the submarine mining depot in the 1890s, Chowder Bay contains a number of historic buildings nestled around the water including a boatshed, a mine store of stone construction and a wharf. Later additions include barracks, classrooms, a lecture theatre, mess hall and offices. 30 Terminal and 10 Terminal, Mosman Former transport depots for the army, these locations offer a wide range of buildings from large sheds through to small timber barracks, huts, and offices. The view of the harbour from 30 Terminal is magnificent. School of Pacific Administration, Mosman The school consists of a cluster of weatherboard buildings connected by undercover walkways and surrounded by Bougainvillea vines and palms. Training Command, Mosman The former army base comprises a number of simple clad buildings incorporating offices, meeting rooms and kitchens. Other features of the site include underground tunnels and a large parade ground with expansive views of the harbour. Woolwich Dock Woolwich Dock extends for nearly three hundred metres in length, cut directly into the sandstone cliff face. The dock and surrounding area has been developed for maritime industrial use and includes large workshops as well as more recent Army buildings. Woolwich Dock is currently leased out to consortium Murlan Noakes: 9925 0306. Cockatoo Island (and Snapper Island) The island contains remains of a convict prison, houses dating to the 1840s, immense workshop spaces, the historic pumphouse and chimney, two dry docks and many more locations all on one island. There are endless possibilities for filming on Cockatoo Island and the Harbour Trust is looking closely at the possibility of long-term filming facilities for the island. Macquarie Lighthouse, Vaucluse Access for filming inside the lighthouse is limited as the light still operates and is leased by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. The grounds provide a large open space with dramatic views up and down the coast with the lighthouse as a great backdrop. The former Marine Biological Station, Watsons Bay Built at the southern end of Camp Cove in 1881, this timber house with sandstone foundations is a good example of practical colonial architecture. It contains pressed metal walls and ornate fireplaces but requires considerable conservation work. From the house, there are magnificent views over Camp Cove Beach and Sydney Harbour. The FMBS is now privately leased, but the Trust retains a park adjacent.
Sydney Harbour Foreshore AuthoritySydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
Address Level 6, Foreshore House, 66 Harrington St, The Rocks, NSW 2000 Location Contact Brendan Burke Position Event Development Team Leader Phone (02) 9240 8861 Brendan.Burke@shfa.nsw.gov.au Website http://www.shfa.nsw.gov.au Description
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority is responsible for Sydney's most historically and culturally significant waterfront locations. Our role is to: Restore, preserve, manage and promote some of Australia's most important heritage buildings and areas. Run events, community and education programs. Manage properties, carry out capital works and undertake major projects.
The Foreshore Authority is one of the biggest landholders in Sydney, owning just over 400 hectares. It also manages a number of other properties on behalf of other NSW Government agencies. The Foreshore Authority land holdings include two major precincts: The Rocks and Darling Harbour. It also owns key foreshore sites including the White Bay Power Station, the Rozelle Railway Yards and Ballast Point.
Sydney International Regatta CentreSydney International Regatta Centre
Address Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith NSW 2750 Location Communities NSW / NSW Sport and Recreation Contact Kevin Flynn Position Venue Manager / Film Contact Officer Phone (02) 4730 0000 Switch Phone (02) 4730 0000 Fax (02) 4730 6789 Kevin.Flynn@communities.nsw.gov.au Website http://www.regattacentre.nsw.gov.au Description
The Regatta Centre is a purpose built aquatic facility, which was internationally acclaimed as the venue for the rowing and canoeing events at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Formerly a quarry, the venue is now regarded as one of the world's finest regatta courses and a popular site for a broad range of aquatic sport and recreation activities. The natural beauty of the area is further enhanced by the serene expanse of lakes and scenic views of the Lower Blue Mountains. Situated approximately 60 minutes from the Sydney CBD, the Regatta Centre is a venue with a difference and offers unique facilities for filming. The lakes and parkland cover approximately 200 hectares and incorporate a 2.3km Competition Lake, a 1.5km Warm Up Lake, 1000 seat spectator pavilion and function centre, 5km cycle / walking path, start and finish towers and a 2km road that runs parallel to the course.
Sydney Opera HouseSydney Opera House
Address Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000 Contact Catherine Sarlas Position Project Officer Phone (02) 92507488 Switch Phone (02) 92507111 Fax (02) 92507844 firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com Description
Contact for filming in the Opera House, on the Opera House Forecourt or Steps.
Sydney Tower Eye and SkywalkSydney Tower Eye and Skywalk
Contact Kristy Enright (Merlin Entertainments Group) Position Public Relations Manager Phone (02) 9333 9249 email@example.com Website http://www.sydneytowereye.com.au/ Description
Sydney Tower's Observation Deck allows 360-degree views of Sydney from behind glass windows. Sydney Skywalk is an outdoor viewing attraction, with similar spectacular views but in the open air from the roof of Sydney Tower.
Sydney Wildlife WorldSydney Wildlife World
Location Darling Harbour Contact Kristy Enright (Merlin Entertainments Group) Position Public Relations Manager Phone (02) 9333 9249 firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.sydneywildlifeworld.com.au Description
Sydney Wildlife World has the largest variety of Australian land animals under one roof. It represents 9 unique habitats from all over Australia. With over 65 individual exhibits located across 7000m2 and 3 floors, there is something to amaze every visitor. From Butterflies in a two storey tropical rainforest, to Wallabies in Semi-arid Grasslands of the outback, to Koalas, Snakes, Nocturnal Bilbies, Possums and many many more! Both locations are open 9am - 10pm, and are a short stroll from the Sydney CBD. Please Note: Extra fees apply for special requests, i.e. use of Aquarium Divers, Feeding animals, etc. Filming hours are restricted during peak periods (public holidays and school holidays). TVCs and commercial film productions are usually done outside opening hours. Vehicles may park in one of the paid parking stations located on Sussex Street (opposite the Four Seasons hotel) or on the southern corner of Sussex and Market St. For external filming, contact the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.
The University of SydneyThe University of Sydney
Address University Venues, CIS, The University of Sydney Contact University Venues Team Phone (02) 9351 1537 email@example.com Website http://sydney.edu.au Description
Filming Requests on the University grounds and buildings are assessed on a case-by-case basis and areas are subject to availability. Generally speaking the libraries are unavailable. Contact the University Venues office for enquiries and to obtain an application form.
Transport NSW - Roads and Maritime Services (formerly RTA)Transport NSW - Roads and Maritime Services (formerly RTA)
Contact Jerimia (Jerry) Tukadra Position Film & Location Co-ordinator (FCO) - Road Occupancy Unit | Transport Operations Phone (02) 8396 1517 Fax (02) 8396 1530 firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/ Description
Roads and Maritime Services (NSW) Filming & Video Policy Statement for Major NSW Roads and Film Shoot Application is available on their website. http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/trafficinformation/downloads/filming_application_pack.pdf Policy Statement: The RMS is the New South Wales State Government agency responsible for management of traffic and safety on the state's road network. The RMS is supportive of special uses of the road network (such as by the film industry) provided that impacts on traffic flow can be appropriately managed and public safety not compromised. Scope of RMS Interest: In NSW there is a hierarchy of roads ranging from major interstate and regional transport routes, to roads carrying only local traffic. The RMS is responsible for managing State Roads and local government (councils) are responsible for managing regional and local roads. Advice on the classification of roads can be obtained from the contact provided or from local councils. As a rule of thumb, State Roads are the more heavily trafficked urban roads, and rural freeways and highways for the transportation of people and goods. Approval for lane or total road closures of State Roads is a matter for the RMS. However, separate council and police approval for any major film industry activity or special event is mandatory, as councils and police have broader responsibilities to the community to consider. The RMS would involve councils and the Police Service in consideration of any significant road closures. Companies seeking to use the ANZAC Bridge should also ensure that they comply with the requirement of the NSW Premier's department. The RMS manages the traffic signal network on all types of roads and the RMS must be involved in considering and implementing proposals that require modifications to traffic signal operation. The RMS is also responsible for issuing special vehicle permits for over-dimension loads, which are often required by the film industry. Accordingly the RMS may allow filming/ videoing and photography shoots in or on its assets or roads in assistance with the Guidelines for Film Shoots on Major NSW Roads which are available on the net. Contact the RMS for filming on the roadway, pedestrian lane and cycleway of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Contact BridgeClimb for enquiries that involve climbing the bridge.