City of Gold Coast

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

We specialise in providing visiting production companies with information regarding the capabilities of the local industry, financial incentives to demonstrate our commitment to your production and a ‘one stop shop’ in the undertaking of your production  including film permits, road closures and access to city locations.   

From beautiful beaches and national parks to cane fields and swamplands, the Gold Coast’s unparalleled natural landscape plays a significant role in attracting international film productions to the city. Home to the internationally renowned Village Roadshow Studios, consisting of nine sound stages and three water tanks, as well as reputation for having some of the best crew in the world, we work in partnership with Screen Queensland to attract and undertake international film productions on the Gold Coast.

Unique for local governments in Australia, the City of Gold Coast Film Attraction Program 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.


Value of Production Undertaken on the Gold Coast ($AUD) Incentiv Cap ($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

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

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


Gabrielle Jones

Business & Investment Attraction Officer
[email protected]

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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.

  • Aquaman
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Jungle
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Pacific Rim 2
  • Guardians of the Tomb
  • The Shallows
  • San Andreas
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Unbroken