Filming in Maitland

Maitland City Council welcomes and supports film and photography projects in the Maitland Local Government area. Find out more about our key filming locations and how to submit your application to film on public land.

Apply to film in Maitland

If you are interested in applying to film on public land in Maitland, it is as simple as these three easy steps:

1. Complete the interactive application form.
2. Our team will promptly review your application.
3. You will receive a notification regarding the outcome of your application.

A filming application is not required when filming on privately owned land. However, a film management plan must be submitted to Maitland City Council by Maitland City Council’s Filming Policy requirements.

We encourage any filming enquiries to be directed to the City and Visitor Economy team via phone (02 4931 2816) or email ([email protected]).


Luskintyre Bridge

As one of only two surviving examples in New South Wales of an early steel Pratt truss bridge, Luskintyre Bridge is a unique filming location. The bridge spans 60.1m and was previously a filming location in Tomorrow When the War Began (2010).

Swan Street Morpeth

Originally built in 1821, the old riverport town of Morpeth is heritage listed. The main street, Swan Street, is lined with beautifully preserved buildings, uneven cobble stone paths, sandstone gutters, narrow laneways and unique walkways.

Queens Wharf Morpeth

Built in 1833, Queens Wharf serviced the major industrial and agriculture industries of the Hunter, being heavily frequented by settlers, merchants, mariners, timber getters and farmers. The wharf has a peaceful ambience of yesteryear.

Tocal Homestead

Built in 1840 as a country retreat, Tocal Homestead is one of Australia’s finest collections of colonial farms. Other fascinating buildings on this site include The Barracks, multiple cottages and bars and the stables dating back as far as the 1830s.

Maitland Town Hall

Built in 1888, Maitland Town Hall features Victorian architecture, grand interiors and versatile spaces. Its grand facade, ornate detailing and elegant interiors provide a historical and timeless backdrop for period dramas and historical films.

The Hunter River

The Hunter River is a picturesque waterway that winds through the natural landscape to provide a stunning backdrop. From its tranquil waters to the rugged banks, the river has an allure of untamed wilderness.


In 2014, Farmer Wants a Wife was filmed in Maitland. Season 14, Episode 7 showcases the stunning film locations of Queens Wharf, Lorn Park Bowling Club, and Lorn Rose Farm.

You can watch the episode back here.  

Filming testimonial for Queens Wharf: 

“It was a very easy shoot, beautiful location – easy to navigate.  Our events team will definitely be in touch again should the need arise in future.  Much appreciated.” – Justine, Farmer Wants a Wife

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