Gold Coast Government Incentives

City of Gold Coast, the local government authority, is dedicated to developing and promoting the Gold Coast’s film and television industry.

The Gold Coast is an enviable location for any production. The close proximity to a diverse range of accessible locations, world class Village Roadshow Studios, matched with experienced local crew has drawn production companies from across the globe.

City of Gold Coast partners with key stakeholders, including the Village Roadshow Studios, to showcase the city’s film capabilities and acts as a coordinated voice for all sectors of the Gold Coast film industry.

City of Gold Coast Screen Attraction Program
The City Economy team at Council is the interface for local filming information and financial incentive programs while also providing support to production companies looking to film in the city.

The Screen Attraction Program is unique for local government in Australia and is independent from the filming incentives provided through the federal government’s Department of Arts and the state government’s Screen Queensland.

The program is based on the following eligibility criteria:
  • Productions must have an Australian broadcast or screening in place or under negotiation.
  • Applicants can be international, national or Gold Coast productions or postproduction, games, animation and visual effects studios with a track record of successfully delivering and screening completed projects.
  • The production and/or post-production office of the program must be located on the Gold Coast.
  • A minimum Gold Coast production or post-production expenditure of $750,000.
  • Applications must be made prior to the completion of pre-production.

For more information regarding assessment and eligibility for Investment Attraction Funding, or for free support and advice on filming within the city, please contact:

E: [email protected]
W: https://www.filmgoldcoast.com.au

Value of production undertaken
on the Gold Coast | $AUD

Assistance Cap | $AUD

$750,000-2 million


$2-5 million


$5-10 million


$10-20 million


$20-30 million


$30-50 million


Over 50 million