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Filming

Are you looking for a unique location for filming in the Hunter Region? Maitland Gaol is about as unique as they come.

Screen Hunter facilitates film making in the Maitland area and are the one stop shop for location managers and producers. 

If you are interested in filming at Maitland Gaol or require more information please contact Screen Hunter in the first instance. Their team of experienced professionals are there to make sure that your experience filming at Maitland Gaol is hassle free.

Maitland Gaol is one of the only intact regional 19th and 20th century Correctional Institution available for location filming within New South Wales.

Originally opened in 1848, this classic sandstone walled maximum security facility was constructed almost continuously during its 150 years as a correctional institution, the last building being completed in 1993. Built on almost two hectares of land on the hill overlooking the township of East Maitland, the variety of structures within the facility makes it a unique location.

Maitland Gaol offers the following features suitable for filming:

  • 19th century and contemporary cells
  • Razor wire
  • Visiting facilities
  • Industrial workshops
  • Exercise yards
  • Shower room
  • Kitchen
  • Guard towers and catwalk
  • Hospital

Screen Hunter facilitates film making in the Maitland area and are the one stop shop for location managers and producers. If you are interested in filming at Maitland Gaol or require more information please contact Screen Hunter in the first instance. Their team of experienced professionals are there to make sure that your experience filming at Maitland Gaol is hassle free. Get in touch on the number below to connect with local crews and services or to get your permit process on the move.
Contact Ph: 02 4978 4014

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to take photographs and videos of Maitland Gaol for personal memories and personal use. As a courtesy please try to avoid including other members of the public in your shots and we request that you check with your tour guide prior to taking their photograph. Video taken as part of a guided or self guided audio tour should not exceed 10% of the total tour time. 

We love seeing your images uploaded to your Facebook and Instagram pages when you tag us with #MaitlandGaol. However, commercial use of photographs is prohibited unless covered by a prior license agreement (issued by Screen Hunter) or with written approval from Maitland City Council. Similarly, commercial use of video taken at the Gaol, including uploading content to public facing YouTube or TikTok channels, is prohibited unless covered by a prior filming license agreement (issued by Screen Hunter) or with prior written approval of Maitland City Council. Any images taken may not be used or published in any form including but not exclusively newspaper, magazine or websites without the express prior approval of Maitland City Council. 

Commercial photography and video permits can be arranged by contacting Screen Hunter on 02 4978 4014. Please note permits take time to arrange and a decision will not be made on the day of the enquiry.

If you’re sharing your personal images online through social media networks don’t forget to #MaitlandGaol so we can see them too.

For the safety and preservation of our heritage buildings, wildlife and visitors recreational use of ‘drones’ are not permitted in Maitland Gaol.

The commercial use of a ‘drone’ may be considered and permits can be arranged by contacting Screen Hunter on 02 4978 4014, or the site directly on 02 4936 6482. Please note permits take time to arrange and a decision will not be made on the day of enquiry. 

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