Film Commissions

Film Commissions

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Australia and Pacific
Ausfilm markets Australia's Screen Production Incentive Scheme which comprises the Location Offset, PDV (post, digital and visual effects) Offset and Producer Offset. The Location and PDV Offsets are administered by the Australian Government's Ministry for the Arts. The Producer Offset is administered by Screen Australia.

Ausfilm is a unique partnership between private industry and government. The partnership comprises Australia's federal and state governments, the major studios complexes, production service providers and leading post, visual effects and sound/music studios.

If you are interested in filming your project in Australia, developing partnerships with Australian talent or completing post-production/music or sound production in Australia contact Ausfilm today.

Ausfilm has offices in Sydney at Fox Studios Australia and in Los Angeles, USA.
City of Ipswich Film Office
Ipswich City Council prides itself on offering full support to filming, and the city is committed to promoting and facilitating greater access to our region's locations. Our free permit application process and policies are designed to facilitate and promote commercial filming activity.
City of Melbourne
Melbourne is well known around the world as a film friendly city, offering a diversity of locations, from bustling streetscapes to parklands, waterways and harbours.
Anyone conducting filming or a photo shoot within the City of Melbourne must apply for a permit for the use of a public space. This ensures that your activity is conducted in accordance with safety and amenity regulations.
City of Sydney
Depending on the scope of your photo shoot or film production there are 2 different application processes for filming and photography permits within the City of Sydney.
Film Broken Hill
Broken Hill is affectionately known as Hollywood in the Outback and like its LA counterpart it has an impressive credit listing. For over 30 years the region has played host to well over 50 feature films and TV shows, as well as hundreds of television commercials and photographic shoots. Credits include Mad Max 2, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Last Cab to Darwin and Strangerland.
Film Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is at the core of film-making in Australia.

Situated just 45 minutes from Queensland's capital Brisbane, and one hours flight north of Sydney, the Gold Coast is serviced by two international airports.  Getting here is relatively easy, giving international producers access to a myriad of big screen locations.

As one of Australia's leading filming locations, the Gold Coast exposes filmmakers to a diverse range of locations from pristine coastlines, lush rainforests and modern cityscape - all within close proximity to world-class studios. A reason why we have a growing portfolio of productions filmed on the Gold Coast.

The city also offers producers competitive costs, film financial incentives (independent from state and national programs) under our Film Attraction Program and experienced local production crews that ensure the success of productions on the Gold Coast.
Film Otago Southland
Your first point of call for production questions in Southern New Zealand.
New Caledonia Film Commission
The New Caledonia Film Commission is designed to meet the needs of the film industry, offering maximum assistance to film units and production companies who are looking to shoot any type of project in New Caledonia.
New Zealand Film Commission
The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is a crown entity working to grow the New Zealand film industry. NZFC provides information, introductions and support to filmmakers and helps companies seeking to film in New Zealand with everything from locations, incentives, facilities, crews, permits, immigration, taxation, transport and accommodation.
Niue Film Commission
Our main task is to help promote and attract film productions into Niue including the management, monitoring and supervising of film productions operating under the Niue Film Permits issued by the Niue Film Commission.
Northern Rivers Screenworks
Screenworks is a not-for-profit organisation that primarily provides support, leadership and vision for the regional screen industries (film, television and multimedia industries) in Australia, with a particular focus on the region in and around Northern Rivers NSW.

Screenworks supports and provides leadership for the development of an innovative, vibrant and sustainable regional screen industry (film, television, online, games and apps), with a particular focus on the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

We do this by providing professional development and networking opportunities and services for screen content creators and workers, which are delivered in the Northern Rivers and beyond.

We promote Northern Rivers-based screen projects, events and people and our unique regional cluster to the NSW, national and international industry via our communications and marketing strategies.

We also assist local and non-local productions in the Northern Rivers region through location and crew referral services, and stimulate screen culture by promoting screenings and discussion of local and Australian films for the broader community.

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Screen Central
Screen Central provides the feature film, television dramas/documentaries, TV commercial, music video, corporate film and photographic communities with the essential pre-production resources and contacts to plan shoots in Central NSW, Australia.
Screen Hunter

The Hunter region is home to some of the finest and most diverse cinematic locations Australia has to offer. From spectacular sand dunes, beaches, harbours and rivers to the picturesque vineyards and mountain ranges. Add sweeping plains, horse studs, open cut mines and historical architecture, and you'll soon realise we have almost every location covered.
The aim of Screen Hunter is to capitalise on the unique qualities of our region by increasing film production whilst fostering and driving the development of a creative and sustainable film industry in the Hunter.

Screen Hunter are committed to local industry development and creating networking initiatives to connect industry practitioners throughout the region as well as maintaining a relationship with the greater community to ensure they are a part of the filming activities.

Staffed by industry professionals, the Office actively promotes its breathtaking locations to film makers and is a one-stop-shop for filming approvals, location scouting assistance, sourcing of local crew, services and support. As a result we have secured films such as Superman Returns, Matrix Reloaded, Wolverine and Tomorrow When the War Began as well as thousands of local, national and international television commercials, documentaries, programs and music videos for our region.

Once the Office secures filming to the region, we have an extensive membership database of local film professionals, support businesses and contacts to tap in to, that results in local employment and verifiable regional spend.

The Office streamlines the film permitting process by brokering approvals with a variety of Government Departments. Screen Hunter has 'delegated authority' to issue all filming approvals for the eleven Hunter Councils, Hunter Region National Parks and Wildlife Services, along with Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council and many other private and public organisations.

In the last twelve months Screen Hunter has approved more film, stills and television productions than most of the other regional screen offices in New South Wales combined.  The local spend involved in screen related activities last year was estimated at over $25 million.

The Office was established in 2001 and is proudly supported by the NSW Department of Industry & Investment, Screen NSW, Hunter Councils as well as the support of many local service providers and members.    

To contact Manager, Annette Hubber call 02 4978 4014 / 0423 020 191 or email on

The 11 Hunter Councils Screen Hunter issues permits for are as follows:

• Cessnock • Dungog • Gloucester • Great Lakes • Lake Macquarie • Maitland  • Muswellbrook • Newcastle • Port Stephens • Singleton • Upper Hunter

about the region

The Hunter region has a population of 620,000, nearly 200km of coastline and covers an area of 29,000 km2.  We're home to spectacular valleys and mountain ranges, tranquil forests, sparse rural landscapes, unspoilt beaches, rivers and waterways, heritage architecture, charming country towns and sprawling vineyards just to name a few.  

getting there

Head North from Sydney on the F3 for approximately 1.5 hours and you will reach the shores of Lake Macquarie. While the diverse rural vistas of the Upper Hunter can be accessed in less than three hours.

Newcastle airport is only 30 minutes by plane from Sydney. Newcastle Airport provides direct flights to all major cities on the eastern seaboard.


Temperature: The average temperature in summer (December-February) is 27.2ºC (80ºF), and in the winter months (June-August) the temperature ranges from 4.4ºC to 17.1ºC (40ºF to 60ºF).

Screen NSW
Screen NSW is established to assist, promote and strengthen the screen industry in NSW so as to promote Australia's cultural identity, encourage employment in all aspects of screen production, encourage investment in the industry, enhance the industry's export potential, encourage innovation and enhance quality in the industry.
Screen Tasmania
Screen Tasmania is the Tasmanian State Government agency responsible for supporting and developing the state's film, television and games industries. Tasmania is Australia's island state.
Screen Wellington (formerly Film Wellington)
Screen Wellington connects you to the people, tools and expertise you need for your production.
We're available 24/7 and provide free support and advice on filming, location scouting, local crew and business support in Wellington.
The ACT Office of Film, Television & Digital Media, ScreenACT, supports the growth of the local screen industry and provides assistance to visiting productions to connect them with the right location and production support from our local industry.
Situated in the southern hemisphere, three and a half times the size of Texas and capturing one-third of the Australian continent, the sheer size of Western Australia offers a multitude of cinematic visual settings suitable for filming.
South Australian Film Corporation
Whether you're an independent filmmaker or television producer you'll be hard pressed to find a better place to base your next production than South Australia.
Tahiti Tourism North America
The Islands of Tahiti are much closer than many think, just an eight-hour non-stop flight from Los Angeles with daily departures on Air Tahiti Nui.
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