- Last updated:
- 19 Oct 2017
There are many ideal locations for photography and filming of:
- feature films
- television shows
- music videos.
Council supports local and non-local filmmakers by providing access to council managed locations across the region.
Filmmakers must obtain council approval to film on any council land or roads.
This is to ensure filming and associated activities are carried out in a safe manner and with minimal disruption to residents and local businesses.
There may be a number of approvals required which includes (but is not limited to):
- Filming on council land permit – which also covers parking and/or road closure approvals.
- Filming with drones, model aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over 500 grams on council controlled land. For more details, download the Fact Sheet[579KB].
For more information on all permits and approvals visit the Local Government Toolbox website.
Support and funding opportunities for local filmmakers
Council supports the region in achieving successful outcomes in community and cultural projects.
There are a number of grant programs available to local community groups and individuals.
They cover various categories including the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) and other cultural development funds for both artists and filmmakers.
For more information visit council's grants webpage.
Other funding opportunities
- Screen Queensland - supports film and television production across Queensland through a range of programs and funding. They also provide a directory of available locations and crew.
- Screen Australia - supports the Australian film industry through online resources and funding. Support is available to experienced filmmakers and newcomers to the industry.
- Ausfilm - connects the international film community to Australia’s film making facilities, talent, resources and incentives.
Film industry links
- Screen Artshub - latest industry news, reviews and career information.
- Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and Australian Film Institute - promote and celebrate the industry with the The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA Awards).
- Inside Film - portal for screen content professionals.
- Creative Alliance - promotes the value of creative enterprise and artistic expression as drivers of innovation, business, culture and regional identity.