Gold Coast Government Incentives

City of Gold Coast is the only local government authority in Australia that implements a Film Attraction Program, providing financial and non-financial support. We work in partnership with key industry stakeholders to showcase the Gold Coast’s film and television capabilities.

City of Gold Coast is committed to developing and promoting the city’s film and television industry.

We work in partnership with key industry stakeholders, Screen Queensland and Village Roadshow Studios, to showcase the Gold Coast’s film and television capabilities, and to provide the finest conditions for producers, directors, casting and crew.

Recognising strength in film production, the City of Gold Coast has a unique Film Attraction Program to assist companies to film in the city.

Our program is based on the following eligibility criteria:

  • 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 the conclusion of pre-production.

Value of production undertaken
on the Gold Coast | $AUD

Assistance Cap | $AUD

$1.5-3 million


$3-5 million


$5-10 million


$10-15 million


$15-25 million


Over $25 million


City of Gold Coast incentives may be offered in addition to those available through the State and Federal Governments and we can also assist with connecting you with the right expertise and locations on the Gold Coast.

Filming in the city

Free support and advice on filming within the city is available through the City of Gold Coast. If you are planning to film on land controlled by City of Gold Coast, you need to apply for a film production license. To apply for a film permit visit the City of Gold Coast website for the application form.

For more information please contact City of Gold Coast

P: 07 5581 7269

E: film@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

W: filmgoldcoast.com.au