City of Gold Coast

The City of Gold Coast is the only local government in Australia to provide a Screen Attraction Program that includes financial incentives. These incentive grants are based on the value of production undertaken on the Gold Coast and are in addition to the incentives provided by the Queensland and Australian Governments.
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The City of Gold Coast specialises in providing production companies with information regarding the capabilities of the local industry, financial incentives to demonstrate their commitment to your production and a one-stop-shop to arrange film permits, road closures and access to city locations.

The Gold Coast is famous for its beautiful sub-tropical climate and diverse range of accessible locations which allows for any landscape to be replicated within the region. From emotive city or country scenes, beautiful beaches and sub- tropical rainforests, to a unique blend of architecture, scenic roads and city locations, the Gold Coast offers production companies easily accessible locations within a 30-minute radius of the Village Roadshow Studios.

The City of Gold Coast is also the first city in Australia to invest in 864-core carrier grade fibre optic networks with capacity to deliver 1Gbps internet service. This is 60 times faster than the average Australian internet service. They are rolling out a digital infrastructure network that will have greater capacity and an efficient, cost effective way to move large footage files overseas during production.

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Value of Production Expenditure on the Gold Coast (AU) Assistance Cap (AU) Minimum ROI*
AUD$750,000 to $2 million $50,000 15:1
AUD$2 million to $5 million $60,000 33:1
AUD$5 million to $10 million $75,000 66:1
AUD$10 million to $20 million $100,000 100:1
AUD$20 million to $30 million $150,000 133:1
AUD$30 million to $50 million $200,000 150:1
Over AUD$50 million $250,000 200:1


Screen Attraction Program – Financial Incentive

The incentive is agreed prior to the production being undertaken on the Gold Coast. The incentive is paid on completion of shoot following the delivery of evidence confirming Gold Coast production expenditure.

  • Feature films, television programs (including drama, documentaries, factual, reality, entertainment series), games, animation, SVOD and online content;
  • Applicants can be from production
    or post-production companies, games, animation and VFX studios
  • 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 AU$750,000
  • 50% of total crew roles sourced from the Gold Coast applications must be made prior to the completion of pre-production.
  • Nautilus
  • Young Rock S2
  • Ticket To Paradise
  • Thirteen Lives
  • The Wilds S2
  • Spiderhead
  • Elvis
  • Godzilla vs Kong
  • Dora and The Lost City of Gold
  • Aquaman