The Northern Rivers in far north NSW is famous for its beautiful waterways where rivers and creeks meander through lush green valleys and towering forests.
The coastal and subtropical landscapes contain some of NSW’s most dramatic rainforest scenery and the world’s second largest extinct volcano, the soaring Mount Warning.
A combination of rare and impressive locations abound in the Northern Rivers, including beautiful coastal and subtropical landscapes, pristine beaches, regional cities, quaint historic villages, alternative communities, cattle farms, cane fields and natural features such as Cape Byron with its landmark lighthouse.
The architecture of quaint historic villages is accentuated by the proximity to impressive tropical plantations, eerie eucalypt forests and sun-drenched cane fields. The varied terrain hides waterfalls and big rivers and house cattle farms and fishing fleets.
The region is also known for its cluster of alternative, cultural and knowledge industries, with a growing population of artists, writers and filmmakers – skilled in both technical and creative elements of the industry.
The region is well known as a hot spot for skilled film professionals, with numerous facilities, infrastructure and support services also available. This unbeatable combination of talent, locations and services has facilitated numerous productions and TVCs, including: The Gods of Wheat Street and East of Everything (Every Cloud Productions), dirtgirlworld and Get Grubby TV (mememe Productions), I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here (ITV UK & Germany) and P.J. Hogan’s Mental.
The Northern Rivers region is serviced by 3 airports and encompasses the Clarence Valley in the south, north to the Queensland border and includes Ballina, Byron Bay, Casino, Grafton, Kyogle, Lismore, Maclean, Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and Yamba.
The region shares in the economic and cultural benefits of regional screen production by Screen NSW providing finance through the Regional Filming Fund (RFF) which has been leveraged by such productions as Camp and The Gods of Wheat Street. The aim of the RFF is to encourage productions to film outside metropolitan Sydney by granting assistance to offset costs associated with shooting in regional areas and fund are provided by way of a grant.
Northern Rivers Screenworks can provide information on locations and production services in the region, and provides local knowledge and easy access for filmmakers and producers wishing to film in the region. Screenworks can also provide local and regional maps, location suggestions, contact details for local service providers, information about local filming policies, contacts with local and state government agencies in the region, and other project specific assistance as required.
In addition to providing advice on a range of location and production queries, Northern Rivers Screenworks in conjunction with Screen NSW, is home to a comprehensive database of location images. It has hundreds of images of the Northern NSW region and gives filmmakers the capability to search for any location 24/7. The Northern Rivers Location Database is available on the Screenworks website.
PO Box 146
The Gods of Wheat Street
East Of Everything
I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here (UK)
Get Grubby TV