CATO Location Services

CATO is a recognised driving force behind the screen industry in Australia. They specialise in location services including COVID services, traffic management, security, unit management, safety, stunts, location vehicles and gear hire.
Ausfilm Member since 2021

CATO focuses on delivering smart, seamless, cost-effective, safe and reliable services to ensure the success of your production and can help you work safely through COVID-19 conditions Australia-wide.

The safety of your staff and the public are CATO’s top priority. CATO pride themselves on strong relationships with the local and State Governments.

COVID safety and cleaning

CATO provides safeguarding for productions against a COVID-19 risks in compliance with the Australian Government Department of Health guidelines.

CATO’s COVID-Safe services include risk assessment and implementation of mitigation strategies by a Government-trained CATO COVID-19 prevention and control officer.

CATO offer COVID-Safe Cleaning in line with the COVID-safe guidelines produced by the Australian Screen Production Industry, which require all locations to be cleaned before, during and after use.

All CATO COVID-19 Officers have completed the Australian Government Department of Health COVID-19 infection control training.

COVID-19 Rapid testing

Mitigation strategies may include the provision of an on-site nurse trained to perform on-the-spot Government-approved and TGA Certified PCR or Rapid COVID-19 Testing.

Traffic management

  • Design and implementation of Traffic Management, Traffic Control and Pedestrian Management Plans
  • 24/7 Traffic management
  • Parking management
  • Lead and follow vehicles driven by precision drivers
  • Overnight barricading
  • Pedestrian management

Safety & stunts

CATO identify potential hazards which need management by a professional with accreditation, as per the State requirements. It is a legal requirement to have a safety report completed when filming in Australia.

Production vehicles

CATO’s modern and luxurious fleet has everything from a small and agile green Room to a hair and makeup bus with 28sqm of floor space. All have W/C facilities on-board and some feature video split and full-servicing video village.

Equipment hire

CATO have the industry know-how to source whatever it is you need — Anything required can be obtained by the CATO team.


CATO demands a higher level of service and ensures the quality of guards to meet high expectations and needs on each project.

  • Access management and gate-keeping
  • 24/7 security
  • Personal security for VIPs
  • Crowd control

Unit management

CATO have specialist Unit managers for TVCs and long-form productions and can cater for anything from four to 400 people.


Kieran Cato

Managing Director
[email protected]

Mick Darda

General Manager
[email protected]

1800 841 500

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  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Alien: Covenant
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  • Peter Rabbit 1 and 2