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Filming - Sydney Trains

Filming on a stationAmateur and professional filmmakers and photographers must obtain permission from Sydney Trains to conduct any filming/photography on our premises.

Each request will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Sydney Trains reserves the right to refuse any filming and photography requests.

Your requirements

  • Applicants are required to submit an application for assessment and scheduling – Fees apply.
  • A minimum of 10 business days notices is required to process applications.
  • Applicants must obtain Public Liability Insurance for the sum of $20 million.
  • Filming is permitted between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm only on weekdays.
  • Filming on weekends is encouraged and times available are more flexible.
  • The crew may be required to meet on site prior to filming with a Safety Officer for a briefing (call out fee will apply).

Fees and charges

Hourly fees apply at 4 hourly increments based on time of arrival on site until completion.

WEEKDAY Fees (non refundable, GST inclusive) $430 per hour*
Filming only permitted between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm on weekdays
Legal assessment processing fee, mandatory supervision by a safety/liaison officer *Charged at 4 hour increments
Late fee (at the discretion of Sydney Trains – should an application be approved within the 10 business day period) $550

 

WEEKEND Fees (non refundable, GST inclusive) $380 per hour*
Legal assessment processing fee, mandatory supervision by a safety/liaison officer *Charged at 4 hour increments
Late fee (at the discretion of Sydney Trains – should an application be approved within the 10 business day period) $550

How to apply

  • Complete all fields with specific details on the Filming/Photography application form (PDF 181KB)
  • Ensure you have the completed form along with all other required documents listed below:
    • Entire Script/Scenes/Storyboards with highlighted scenes you intend to film on our premises
    • Certificate of Public Liability Insurance ($20 Million)
    • Any other additional material to support your application
  • Forward all the documents to CommercialFilming@transport.nsw.gov.au who will endeavour to respond within two business days.

Media enquiries

For media only enquiries please contact the Sydney Trains Public Affairs Unit to arrange access.

Airport Link stations

Green Square, Mascot, Domestic Airport and International Airport stations are not operated by Sydney Trains. Should your application include any of these stations, approval from Airport Link Company Pty Ltd will need to be sought prior to submitting your application.

Olympic Park Station

Should your application include Olympic Park Station as a requested location, approval from Sydney Olympic Park Authority will need to be sought prior to submitting your application.


Hiring unique locations

Sydney Trains has access to some very unique locations which are available to hire. These locations are suitable for low impact, minimal events, such as intimate weddings, minor photoshoots etc.

Although there are many limitations, they are put in place to ensure the safety of all in attendance and the preservation of these unique locations.

Each request will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Sydney Trains reserves the right to refuse any hiring applications.

Special provisions

Location (Click on image to take a closer look)
Mortuary Station Street view of Mortuary StationMortuary Station located just outside Central Station
Central Ghost Tunnels Central Ghost Tunnels. Photo by Urban Twilight.Central Ghost Tunnels - unused platforms at Central Station.

Your requirements

  • Applicants are required to submit an application for assessment and scheduling - fees apply (see below).
  • A minimum of 12 business days notice is required to process applications. Last minute applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants require Public Liability Insurance for the sum of $50 million.
  • The crew will be required to meet on site prior to filming with a Safety Officer for a briefing (call out fee will apply).

How to apply

  • Complete all fields with specific details on the Hiring of Heritage and Disused Venues application form (PDF 345KB)
  • Ensure you have the completed form along with all other required documents listed below:
    • Run sheet for Event including bump-in/bump-out plans
    • Key Contact sheet: list of all stakeholders and phone numbers involved
    • Certificate of Public Liability Insurance ($50 Million)
    • Any other additional material to support your application
  • Forward all the documents to CommercialFilming@transport.nsw.gov.au who will endeavour to respond within 2 business days.
  • We will provide you with a tailored quote based on the scope of the request.

Last updated: 8 June 2017

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