Farm buildings viewed through old wooden post and hole fence.

Film and photography

Rouse Hill House & arm Photo © Sydney Living Museums

Sydney Living Museums offers endless opportunities for filming and photography with a variety of metropolitan and rural properties across Sydney. We provide a supportive, film-friendly environment for television, commercials, documentaries, film and photographic shoots.

Our 11 heritage properties are architecturally significant and range from magnificent colonial style to iconic modern design, sandstone mansions to prison cells. The interiors have been beautifully preserved, or restored to highlight the original features. Outdoor settings include picturesque manicured gardens, a grand carriage loop, and undulating paddocks dotted with vintage farm machinery.

Your creative vision has no limits at Sydney Living Museums.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Apply for a filming/photography permit

To apply for filming or photographic shoots at Sydney Living Museums’ properties, please complete our Enquiry Form and our friendly team will respond within 24–48 hours, during business hours, Monday-Friday.

Terms and Conditions


Wedding photography

Our venues provide beautiful backdrops for wedding photography. Please refer to Weddings for detailed information on individual properties, as access may depend on museum opening hours, or the requirements of other scheduled events.

Wedding, Vaucluse House. Photo © Rachel Muller Photography

Venue services

An experienced member of our Venue Services team at Sydney Living Museums will be on hand to assist you with the planning process.

Contact us

For more information regarding filming and photography at Sydney Living Museums properties, please contact:

Venue Sales Coordinator
Sydney Living Museums Venues
The Mint
10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Or please complete our Enquiry Form and our friendly team will get back to you.

Please note, inquiries will be responded to within 24 hours between business hours Monday-Friday.