Filming and Photography at HOTA

HOTA, Home of the Arts is situated in Evandale Parklands. 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.


Filming and photography at HOTA

HOTA, Home of the Arts is situated within Evandale Parklands which is a City of Gold Coast park. 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 you let your HOTA representative know.

If you do not have a confirmed event booked at HOTA, you should contact us at for permission to film/photograph in the HOTA licensed area of the parklands.

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

News Outlets

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

Media that require a HOTA spokesperson should also contact 

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.