The exemption allows for the use of an item as a set or backdrop for filming.
Examples of typical activities/works include:
- protection of significant fabric using bumpers or gaskets during filming of a television or online commercial, show or movie
- temporary movement of non-significant elements of the item within the item
- setup of moveable tripods and lighting without penetrations into significant fabric.
Standard Exemption 16: Filming
General conditions apply to the use of all Standard Exemptions and must be complied with.
The following specified activities/works to an item do not require approval under subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977 if the specified activities/works are undertaken in accordance with each of the relevant standards prescribed below.
- The use of an item as a set or backdrop for filming in a manner that may result in the temporary movement and/or alteration of an item.
- The specified use of the heritage item as a set or backdrop for filming is permitted for up to 60 calendar days in a calendar year.
- Any activities/works must be temporary, reversible and must have no physical impact to significant fabric, landscape elements and/or archaeological relics.
- No permanent activities/works are to be undertaken to the item.
- No painting or special effects are to be physically applied to significant fabric.
- Significant fabric must be protected from damage by using bumpers, gaskets and/or matting.
- No penetrations into significant fabric are permitted. Clamping or bracing to the item’s significant fabric may be used.
- Consent must be provided by the owner or lawful occupier of the item to the use of the item as a set or backdrop for filming.
- The item must not be moved except as permitted by Standard Exemption 17 - Moveable Heritage Items.