News 25.02.19

LOCATION SPOTLIGHT: DONGARA, PORT DENISON IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA



Western Australia is not just an extraordinary location for screen production: it is also home to a number of resources, facilities and film friendly initiatives that will make seeing your project come to life seamless.

Dongara – Port Denison is a cray-fishing town of approximately 3,700 residents in the Mid West region of Western Australia.

Its local government area is the Shire of Irwin and it is located 360 kilometers north of Perth on the Indian Ocean coast near the mouth of the Irwin River.

The Dongara – Port Denison region offers a rich diversity of locations, making it the perfect outdoor studio!

The Main Street in Dongara. Photo by Levi Allan

The region is surrounded by gorgeous shorelines, including the Port Denison Marina, Cliff Head Camping Area, Jurien Bay and the Irwin River Estuary.

View of the Port Denison Marina from the groin rock wall

Drive five minutes south of Port Denison via Kallis Drive to access expansive white sand dunes that can be used for sandboarding, exercise, or achieving a white sandy desert look.

Dongara – Port Denison sand dunes. Photo by Paul Pichugun

Approximately 80km west of the coastline lie The Houtman Abrolhos Islands. Scenic flights and Ecotours depart from Geraldton.

Abrolhos Islands. Photo by Chris Veerhuis

Within the towns themselves you will find a large collection of heritage sites and character architectural features, including a heritage cottage built in 1868 and The Uniting Church which opened its doors in 1884.

The Uniting Church, opened in December 1884. Photo Richard Rossiter

Getting There

Dongara-Port Denison is just a 3.5 hour drive north of Perth via Indian Ocean Drive or Brand Highway.

More Information

Gabrielle Cole
Screenwest Production Attraction & Services Coordinator
E:
[email protected]
T: +61 8 6169 2117

Mid West Development Commission
T:
 +61 8 9921 0702
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.mwdc.wa.gov.au/

The Film in Western Australia website has contact details for studios, facilities and equipment hire that can help facilitate your production, and also has a portal to keyword searchable Reel Scout image gallery found here. For more information and resources to help you bring your production to Western Australia, visit www.filminwesternaustralia.com.au