Queensland is the film-friendly, production paradise of Australia
Queensland is the film-friendly, production paradise of Australia, known for its experienced crews, ideal climate, stunning and diverse locations, attractive financial incentives, established studios, and respected post-production and visual effects facilities.
Filming in Queensland is growing in popularity, with a record spend of $478 million in 2020-21 driven by more big-budget international and Australian films being shot in the state. Queensland has a proven track record of attracting interstate and international productions from such companies as MGM, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Studio Group, Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, and Netflix, as well as a proud tradition of local productions.
Why film in Queensland?
Learn more about Queensland’s diverse locations for filming.
Quick glance at Queensland's film and screen industry
$478 million in direct Queensland production expenditure in 2020-21
41 productions including feature films, TV series and games made in Queensland in 2020-21
8 out of 13 international productions attracted to Australia via the Federal Location Incentives in 2020-21 filmed in Queensland
Queensland is the second largest screen industry in Australia
Queensland really is world-class on every level of where you would want to make a film… It has the availability of equipment, the crew base, the talent, and the weather which is amazing. There can’t be a better place to make a film.
Rob Cowan, Aquaman producer
Competitive government incentives and rebates are on offer for international and national and screen projects in Queensland, including:
State Payroll Tax Rebate (uncapped)
Regional Incentive – aims to support the growth of the screen industry in regional Queensland
Production Attraction Incentive – aims to attract ‘footloose’* and fully finance screen projects to undertake production in Queensland
Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Incentive – as the most competitive on the East Coast of Australia, the 15% PDV Incentive aims to attract film and television projects to choose post-production companies in Queensland
Digital Games Incentive, Game Grants, and Market funding program for gaming companies
Visit Screen Queensland’s website to learn more about the programs and incentives on offer.
* A project is considered footloose if there is evidence of genuine interstate or international PDV destination alternatives.
Choose to film in Queensland
Queensland is globally known as Australia’s blockbuster location when it comes to film production. In recent years, major international production companies including MGM, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Group, Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, and Netflix have all produced major features in Queensland.
Pictured: Witch Beam’s Tim Dawson and Wren Brier accepting BAFTA Games Award for Unpacking
Photo by: Hannah Taylor courtesy of BAFTA
Screen Queensland announces new grants fund for local games sector
The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland announced the local games sector will receive another major boost with the launch of its new Game Grants Program.