Road closures for filming

Brisbane City Council supports use of the road network for filming, provided impacts on traffic can be efficiently managed and public safety is not compromised. Find out the assessment timeframes for different types of road closure impacts and how to apply.

Road closure impacts and timeframes

You need to consider the impact of your proposed road closure and plan ahead to allow Council time to assess your application.

You will need to lodge a:

  • Temporary Road Closure Certificate of Assessment (with Council)
  • Application for General Permit (Road Closure) (with Queensland Police).

Once Council's Temporary Road Closure Certificate of Assessment is issued, Queensland Police must issue their road consent. This is for all road use.

The following table outlines the different levels of impact and the timeframe Council requires.

Table showing impact to road network and community, an example and minimum assessment time.
Impact to road network and community Example Minimum assessment time
Minimal impact Parking within designated parking areas within the specified parking requirements:
  • film crew vehicles parked within the parking area constraints and pay for meter parking
  • only parked for the duration of the permitted parking times on the meter
  • use of parking lane only.
Seven working days
Low-scale impact
  • affects local neighbourhoods
  • does not impact major arterial corridors or highway/motorways:
    • full/partial closure and accredited traffic management in place
    • local home owners enter and exit as required
    • public transport not impacted
    • hold and release of traffic in local suburban street.
Seven working days
Major impact Affects major arterials or priority routes in Brisbane through closure of roads and/or reduced capacity:
  • arterial roads
  • full/partial closure accredited traffic management in place
  • impacts public transport services
  • multiple closures within the CBD and surrounding suburbs over a number of days.
One month

How to apply

You can apply for a road closure for filming as part of your Filming in Brisbane permit application

More information

For more information, phone 133 BNE (133 263) to speak to the Film Approvals Liaison Officer.

Last updated:10 May 2019