Screen Queensland

For 30 years, Queensland has maintained a strong track record in attracting high-end productions from such companies as MGM, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Group, Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, Netflix and more.
Ausfilm Member since 1998

All drawn by the state’s diverse locations, attractive financial incentives, expert crew, world-class studios and renowned post-production facilities. During 2020-21, Queensland hosted 41 screen productions, including many international feature films and series. In the same year, of the 13 productions entering Australia via the Federal Government’s Location Incentive, eight filmed in the Sunshine State.

Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction program offers a selection of incentives and grants for national and international producers, with projects that have a minimum AUD$3.5 million Queensland Production Expenditure (QPE).

The state is currently home to two studio complexes: Screen Queensland Studios in Brisbane and Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast. Development of a new studio complex is due for completion mid-2022, in tropical Cairns — the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Screen Queensland Studios offers a total lettable area of 16,000 sq metres (173,000 sq ft). Village Roadshow Studios is one of the largest sound stages in the Southern Hemisphere measuring 3,716 sq metres (40,000 square feet) and three purpose-built water tanks, including the largest in Australia. Both studios, and the upcoming Cairns studio, are in close proximity to international airports, as well as a diverse selection of accessible locations.

Contact

KYLIE MUNNICH

CEO
[email protected]

www.screenqueensland.com.au
+61 7 3248 0500

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Myriad location options are available state-wide, including some of Australia’s most enviable white beaches, tropical rainforests, deserts, swamps, green meadows, dry grasslands, sprawling cityscapes, sleepy towns and historical architecture.

Headquartered in Brisbane, Screen Queensland is the state government’s screen agency, offering a bespoke, concierge service second to none.  Staffed by highly knowledgeable screen professionals, many drawn from industry, Screen Queensland provides expertise and assistance across physical production, locations, funding, legal and marketing, working hand-in-hand with productions from point of initial enquiry through to acquittal.

The agency offers:

  • COVID-19 and physical production liaison
  • advice on state and federal incentives and co-production ventures
  • location breakdowns
  • tonal and bespoke location packages
  • liaison with local government authorities
  • advice on local crew recruitment.
Incentives
Screen Queensland Production Attraction Program
Benefits

The Queensland Government via Screen Queensland offers this incentive, available to productions with a minimum spend of AU$3.5 million within the state.

A further incentive is available from the City of Gold Coast to productions that spend AU$1.5 million in the region.

These incentives can be used in conjunction with the Australian Government’s Location Offset and Incentive, Producer Offset and PDV Offset.

Eligibility
Incentives are determined on the economic, cultural, tourism and community benefits a production will bring to Queensland. Eligible productions may include feature films, feature documentaries, telemovies and TV series (including reality, drama, animation and mini-series) and similar digital productions.

 

Post, Digital and VFX (PDV) Incentive
Benefits

Screen Queensland’s 15 per cent incentive for PDV is the most competitive on Australia’s eastern seabord, for work attracted to and completed in Queensland on post-production and VFX elements.

Eligibility

PDV work completed in Queensland with a minimum AU$250,000 QPE on PDV elements.

Further information:
SQ – Post, Digital and Visual Effects Incentive

State Payroll Tax Rebate
Benefits

Available for those productions that have paid the 4.75 per cent Queensland Payroll Tax.

Eligibility

For projects with a minimum spend of AU$3.5 million in the State.

Further information:
SQ – State Payroll Tax Rebate

Regional Incentive
Benefits

A grant of up to AU$100,000 is available.

Eligibility

For eligible productions that film in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

Location and Scouting Assistance
Benefits
Screen Queensland’s location scouting assistance can help producers find the perfect location. Myriad location options are available, including some of Australia’s most enviable white beaches, tropical rainforests, deserts, swamps, lush green meadows, dry grasslands, sprawling cityscapes, sleepy towns and historical architecture.
Eligibility

By application.

Further information:
SQ – Location Scouting & Assistance

Locations Gallery

Kathryn Metcalfe
Location and Production Attraction Coordinator
[email protected]

The Revolving Film Financing Fund (RFFF)
Benefits

Provides secured loans to cash-flow the Producer Offset, distribution guarantees and pre-sales with a 7 per cent loan fee charged on RFFF loans making it an extremely competitive option.

Eligibility
Official Treaty Co-productions
Benefits
Screen Queensland also supports Official Treaty Co-productions and is ready to talk to you about the benefits of working with Queensland producers including the advantage of both state and federal incentives (including Screen Australia’s 40 per cent Producer Offset).
Eligibility

Please see Screen Australia’s requirements for Official Co-Productions.

SCREEN FINANCE PROGRAM
Benefits

Available where a Queensland producer or writer is attached.

Eligibility
Credits
  • Nautilus
  • Ticket to Paradise
  • Thirteen Lives
  • Elvis 
  • Young Rock S1 & S2
  • Joe vs Carole
  • Love and Monsters
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • Godzilla vs Kong
  • Aquaman