/News 01.05.24

TAG Shares Their Top 4 Hotels For International Filmmakers Shooting in Melbourne

Known as Australia’s creative capital, the city of Melbourne is undeniably the beating heart of the nation’s creative scene. Its attraction as a global destination for screen production is growing, drawing in filmmakers and enthusiasts from every corner of the world.

Boasting a range of architectural styles and landscapes, Melbourne offers almost every type of film location you could need. From picturesque coastlines and forests, to sprawling farmlands, deserts and snowy peaks, this diverse landscape can effortlessly morph into almost anywhere in the world.

Situated in the heart of Melbourne, Docklands Studios is a modern, purpose-built film and TV production facility, suitable for projects of all sizes. The studio has six stages totalling more than 10,000 square metres with each stage housing support facilities, including production offices, storage, dressing rooms and make-up rooms.

What’s more the facility is located in the Docklands – a contemporary waterfront dining, retail and entertainment hub, adorned with art sculptures and apartment buildings.

TAG’s Director of Production Alli Pratt explains, “Melbourne’s diverse landscape provides the perfect backdrop for productions in Australia. Docklands Studios has a versatile and convenient location and offers plenty of nearby accommodation options, ensuring effortless travel arrangements and enhancing the production experience.”

Pratt recommends four of her favourite long-term accommodation options in the Docklands area that can become a home-away-from-home for international filmmakers while shooting in Australia.

Quest NewQuay

Specialising in film, television and entertainment, Quest NewQuay is a superb choice for easy access to Docklands Studios Melbourne and the city’s airport. The stunning 221 serviced apartments are located a mere stone’s throw from the pulsating heart of the CBD. An abundance of dining experiences await as the Docklands promenade is dotted with eateries. Guests are also treated to the convenience of their own kitchen amenities, an on-site gym and car parking on request.

Shadow Play Melbourne by Peppers

Shadow Play Melbourne by Peppers presents one and two bedroom serviced apartments, featuring separate co-use living and workspaces, fully equipped kitchens with espresso machines, private laundry facilities and floor to ceiling windows offering natural light – provisioning a home away from home while in Melbourne. Shadow Play unveiled its collection of Penthouse suites in December 2023 – a series of three-bedroom premium suites with designer furnishings and sensational views over Melbourne and beyond. Additional features include an outdoor heated pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam room, library, lounge and Edwin Wine Bar – which boasts an extensive and exclusive Victorian wine list.

Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites

Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites is perfectly situated in the popular arts, dining and entertainment hub of Southbank. Offering one and two bedroom apartments, stunning city and river views, this property is the perfect base to access everything the popular precinct has to offer. Each apartment boasts full kitchens, laundry facilities and separate living and dining areas.

WRAP on Southbank

WRAP on Southbank boasts the perfect central location in the heart of Southbank. Each stylish studio, one and two bedroom apartment features a queen or king sized bed, separate lounge and dining area, a full modern kitchen and laundry to make you feel right at home during an extended stay. Convenient on-site facilities also include a pool, gym and restaurant.

To learn more about how TAG can support your next production and travel needs, visit their website.