The Gold Coast provides easy access to some of Australia’s most diverse natural locations, world-class studios and production infrastructure, plus experienced local crews and film service companies – all in one place.
Our diverse range of accessible locations allows for almost any landscape to be replicated within the Gold Coast region, from beautiful beaches and national parks to hinterland retreats, sun-bleached sand dunes, city or county backdrops, cane fields and subtropical rainforests.
The Gold Coast’s unique mix of built and natural assets offers you a diversity and accessibility available in few parts of the world.
Recent international productions to utilised the Gold Coast’s enviable natural locations include Warner Bros.’ Aquaman, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Village Roadshow Studios
The Gold Coast is home to Village Roadshow Studios. This world-class film and television production facilities comprises nine Sound Stages, three water tanks, ten fully serviced production offices, editing suites, wardrobe, makeup, construction, paint and carpentry shops. Each Sound Stage is equipped with industry standard facilities including air conditioning, extraction fans, steel grids and catwalks.
The Studios also boasts Australia’s largest single Sound Stage (3,716m2 / 40,000 sq. ft.) and one of the biggest water tanks in the Southern Hemisphere. The tank holds six million litres of water and can be used for both surface and underwater sequences. It has recently been occupied by a number of large-scale productions, including Warner Bros’ Aquaman and Disney’s Thor: Ragnarok.
The Gold Coast has a significant film industry with an experienced crew base of nationally and internationally recognised technicians. Capable of catering to a diverse range of budgets, Gold Coast crews are multi-skilled, versatile and efficient, and have produced a wide variety of formats including television series, feature films, movies of the week, pilots, documentaries, TVCs and more.
The city’s considerable depth of crew comprises key personnel from all departments, including production designers, cinematographers, costume designers, special effects supervisors, art directors, VFX supervisors, stunt co-ordinators, unit production managers, key grips and gaffers, construction managers, transport captains, and makeup and hair supervisors, plus many more.
As Australia’s most screen-friendly city, the City of Gold Coast is the only local council in Australia with a Film Attraction Program that provides financial support for eligible productions.
These exclusive local incentives are provided over and above other production incentives offered from the Federal Government (via Screen Australia) and the Queensland Government (through Screen Queensland).
Filming on the Gold Coast has never been easier, with the City of Gold Coast providing dedicated screen advisers to streamline your permit and licensing applications, assist with locations and provide ongoing support for your production.
The Gold Coast provides easy solutions to all production requirements in one city and has a fibre-optic cable network delivering one of Australia’s fastest internet services.
The city is easily accessible from two international airports (BNE, OOL) and enjoys warm subtropical weather and almost 300 days of sunshine each year.
With more than 30 years of experience in film and television production, the Gold Coast can make it happen.
The End I
Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan
Reef Break I
The Bureau of Magical Things I-II
Kong: Skull Island
Guardians of the Tomb
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Railway Man
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The House of Wax
H20: Just Add Water I-III
Mako: Island of Secrets I-II
The Elephant Princess II
Big Brother I-XII
Gabrielle Jones - Film & Television Advisor, Office of Innovation & Economy | Economy, Planning & Environment
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