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Filming and Photography at HOTA

Filming and photography at HOTA

HOTA, Home of the Arts is situated in Evandale Parklands, which is a City of Gold Coast park. It’s a great destination for filming and photography on the Gold Coast with a unique view of the Surfers Paradise skyline. It’s also an incredibly busy precinct year round with events and performances.

HOTA is only responsible for a designated area within this park, so once you decide where you wish to film/photograph you can establish which permissions you will need.

Filming/photography in City of Gold Coast’s licensed area

If you’d like to film/take photos in the City of Gold Coast’s licensed area of Evandale Parklands then you must apply for a permit from the City.

Filming/photography in HOTA’s licensed area

Events that are booked at HOTA are permitted to film/take photos within HOTA’s licensed area. If you have a confirmed event and are planning to film/photograph the event, make sure to let your HOTA representative know.

If you need access to one of our venues to film or photograph then you will need to enquire about hiring the venue for your activities. Please follow the link below to enquire about venue hire.

If you do not have a confirmed event booked at HOTA, you should read our guidelines and apply for either commercial or non-commercial photo or film shoots. We require 10 business days to process any applications.

Commercial Photo and Film Shoots
Non-Commercial Photo and Film Shoots

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have further questions about filming and photography in the HOTA licensed area of the parklands, or if your application relates to a shoot taking place in less than 10 business days.

News Outlets

News outlets doing short weather or news crosses do not need a permit but should contact [email protected] for approval to film onsite.

Media that require a HOTA spokesperson should also contact [email protected] 

Other Information

Drones/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)
The City of Gold Coast does not allow recreational or commercial drones (RPAS) to be flown at the HOTA precinct.