The perfect backdrop

All located within 45 minutes of the Gold Coast’s renowned Village Roadshow Studios, the variety, diversity and accessibility of film locations has seen the beach side city build an ever-expanding list of big-name movies made in the region. Most recently, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales and San Andreas all utilised the Gold Coast’s enviable natural locations, further highlighting the benefits of shooting on the Gold Coast. While the city continues to show off its amazing locations on the big screen, there is more to come, with a large majority of accessible locations still undiscovered by the film industry.

Locations directory

Detailed images on over 150 filming locations across the city can be viewed via the Gold Coast Reel Scout Locations Directory.

The Gold Coast - a world of locations in one

Filming enquiries

For all film and television enquiries please contact Craig Rowsell, Business and Investment Attraction Officer on telephone +61(0)7 5581 7269 or via email at

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