Filming in Cessnock LGA

Why Cessnock? 

The Hunter and Central Coast are home to some of the finest and most diverse cinematic locations Australia has to offer.

The Cessnock local government area has a diverse range of rural scenery, picturesque natural backdrops, beautiful vineyards, and an array of country roads, interesting architecture and country towns and villages. 

We provide the perfect backdrop for your feature film, television series, advert or commercial, or overall production. 


Filming permit 

You need a permit and the appropriate insurances to film in most of the Hunter region locations, including public and private lands.

Depending on the scale and location of your production, there may be other considerations such as:

  • traffic control or road closures
  • technical surveys
  • unmanned aerial vehicle or drone documentation
  • police approvals.

To enquire about filming in the region, please contact the economic development team on (02) 4993 4325.

Alternatively, you can contact Screen Hunter directly; the delegated authority to issue filming permits across the region's councils, National Parks and Wildlife Services, and the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council.

Screen Hunter also provide:

  • location scouting support for potential film projects
  • brokering approvals for television, digital media and commercials.

 Contact them early to get a head start.