Gold Coast Government Incentives

The City of Gold Coast is committed to developing, assisting and promoting the city’s film and television industry. We provide a Film Attraction Program that incorporates a suite of services such as location assistance, a streamlined film permit application and approval process plus a financial incentive package.

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, cast and crew.

We are the only local government in Australia to provide incentives to attract film and television productions to our City. Eligible productions include feature films, documentaries, television production and mini-series. These incentives are in addition to those available through the State and Federal governments.

The financial incentive package is designed for those productions considering the Gold Coast as a film location. Applications will be assessed on:

  • approximate value of the production (minimum AUD1.5 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.

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


Applications must be made prior to commencing principle photography and submitted online via the application form. Please visit our website for further information:

For more information, please contact:

P: 07 5581 7269

E: film@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

W: https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/business/film-attraction-29181.html