Filming at Gold Coast aquatic centres

Filming at any City-managed aquatic centres requires a film production licence. This can be obtained through the City's Licencing and Approvals branch.

Please note that there is a licence fee which you may apply to be reduced if you fit the relevant criteria. This is detailed within the application form.

This applies to:

  • film
  • series
  • documentary
  • commercial
  • still photography
  • video clips
  • corporate videos
  • student films.

In addition to this, Gold Coast Aquatic Centres charges the following fees:

  • $250 per hour for film
  • $250 flat rate for still photography.

Any exclusive use of pools or lane space also incurs pool and lane hire fees which differ by venue, pool and peak/off-peak times.

Any filming outside of regular trading hours will also incur fees to have the required number of lifeguards on site at the venue.

Film production licence

To apply for a film production licence at an aquatic centre, you can either:

  • apply for a film production licence online by clicking the button below
  • download and fill in our film production licence application(PDF, 231KB) then
    • send a copy of the completed form to us by email or post
    • apply in person at a Customer Service Centre.

Apply for licence