/News 26.02.23


Located just 30 minutes’ drive south-west of Brisbane, Queensland’s Ipswich is a film-friendly gem, brimming with heritage buildings and stunning natural beauty.

The city recently proved the perfect location for Disney+ series Nautilus to re-create industrial Victorian streets.

Other productions to film around Ipswich have included Godzilla Vs. Kong, Crikey! It’s the Irwins, The Tree and Inspector Gadget 2.

Workshops Rail Museum. Image courtesy of venue.
The Old Flour Mill, Brisbane Street. Image courtesy of Ipswich City Council
The Old Flour Mill Lane. Image courtesy of Ipswich City Council.

Filming in Ipswich is supported by an enthusiastic local government and a spirited creative community. Ipswich City Council is a member of Screen Queensland’s Film Friendly Pathways Program, a state-wide network of local government authorities committed to streamlining processes for physical production.

Studio 188 live music venue (also used for theatre!). Image courtesy of venue
Ipswich Civic Centre. Image courtesy of venue.
Timothy Moloney Park, towards St Mary’s Catholic Church. Image courtesy of Ipswich City Council.
Tallavalley Farm. Image courtesy of Ipswich City Council.
Nerima Japanese Gardens, Queens Park. Image courtesy of Neil McGregor.

Granite Quarry. Image courtesy of Kathryn Metcalfe.
Bremer River Rail Bridge at sunset. Image courtesy of Ipswich City Council.

With its proximity to the major South-East Queensland hubs of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Ipswich is highly accessible to an experienced crew base. It is also conveniently located to Screen Queensland Studios: Brisbane, a dry-hire facility with a total lettable area of 16,000 square metres (173,000 square feet), containing:

  • two sound stages
  • two warehouses
  • one mixed-use building
  • production offices
  • eight green rooms
  • 200 parking spaces.

Feature image: Pumpyard Bar and Brewery. Image courtesy of venue.

For more information about Queensland film location and incentives, as well as Screen Queensland Studios, contact Screen Queensland.

Naomi Wenck, Production Attraction Director
[email protected]
+61 7 3248 0500