City of Gold Coast

The Council of the City of Gold Coast (Film Gold Coast) strongly supports the film industry and has an established Film Attraction Program to support production companies to film in the city.
Ausfilm Member since 2003

This is unique for local government in Australia and is independent from the filming incentives provided through the federal and state governments. The program incorporates a suite of services, one component being a financial assistance package that may assist to bring your production to the Gold Coast. Through our partnership with Screen Queensland and Village Roadshow Studios, we are able to connect you with relevant expertise in the city to ensure your production is up and running as smoothly as possible.


Value of Production Undertaken on the Gold Coast ($AUD) Assistance Cap ($AUD)
$1.5-3 million $30,000
$3-5 million $40,000
$5-10 million $50,000
$10-15 million $60,000
$15-25 million $80,000
Over $25 million $100,000

See more about incentives offered by the City Of Gold Coast in the Incentives tab below.


Craig Rowsell

Business and Investment Attraction Officer
+61 7 5581 7269

Film Attraction Program – Financial Incentive

The incentive is agreed prior to the production being undertaken on the Gold Coast.
The incentive is paid post the production being completed and supporting evidence supplied.
This is a cash incentive with no restrictions on how these funds must be utilised.


• The approximate value of the production (minimum AU$1.5 million spend on the Gold Coast)
• Duration of the production and approximate percentage conducted on the Gold Coast
• Approximate number of jobs and economic impact created on the Gold Coast during these periods
• Applications must be made prior to confirming a Gold Coast shoot.

  •  The Railway ManLionsgate/The Weinstein Company
  • Bait 3D, Paramount Pictures
  • Terra NovaAmblin Entertainment
  • Sanctum 3DUniversal
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderFox 2000 Pictures
  • TriangleIcon Entertainment International
  • Fool’s GoldWarner Bros.
  • Nim’s IslandWalden Media
  • The Starter Wife3 Arts Entertainment
  • The RuinsDreamWorks SKG