City of Gold Coast

The City of Gold Coast is the only local government in Australia to provide a Film Attraction Program that includes financial incentives. These incentive grants are based on the value of production undertaken on the Gold Coast and are in addition to the incentives provided by the Queensland and Australian Governments.
Ausfilm Member since 2003

The City of Gold Coast specialises in providing production companies with information regarding the capabilities of the local industry, financial incentives to demonstrate their commitment to your production and a one-stop-shop to arrange film permits, road closures and access to city locations.

The Gold Coast is famous for its beautiful sub-tropical climate and diverse range of accessible locations which allows for any landscape to be replicated within the region. From emotive city or country scenes, beautiful beaches and sub- tropical rainforests, to a unique blend of architecture, scenic roads and city locations, the Gold Coast offers production companies easily accessible locations within a 30-minute radius of the Village Roadshow Studios.

The City of Gold Coast is also the first city in Australia to invest in 864-core carrier grade fibre optic networks with capacity to deliver 1Gbps internet service. This is 60 times faster than the average Australian internet service. They are rolling out a digital infrastructure network that will have greater capacity and an efficient, cost effective way to move large footage files overseas during production.



Film & Television Adviser
[email protected]
+61 07 5581 7269


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Value of Production Undertaken on the Gold Coast ($AU) Incentive Cap ($AU)
$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


Film Attraction Program – Financial Incentive

The incentive is agreed prior to the production being undertaken on the Gold Coast. The incentive is paid on completion of shoot following the delivery of evidence confirming Gold Coast production expenditure.


– the approximate value of the production undertaken on the Gold Coast (minimum AU$1.5 million)
– 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 commencement of principal photography on the Gold Coast.

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