Filming locations and history

Browse images of locations within the Brisbane City Council area that are popular locations for filming activities and view the history of where Brisbane has been featured in film.


Brisbane is an iconic river city with a wide range of streetscapes, landscapes, seascapes and parklands that are in high demand as film locations. Brisbane also offers looks that duplicate other parts of the country and world. Filmmakers have discovered Brisbane as an economical alternate to achieve the feel of shooting in such diverse areas as San Francisco and the Bahamas.

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View examples of Brisbane's diverse range of locations:

Popular locations

Brisbane in film

Brisbane has supported and provided services for many films, television series, commercials and student films. Some popular and critically acclaimed productions that have taken place in Brisbane are highlighted below.

Table showing production, type, year and areas of Brisbane that were featured.
Production Type Year Areas featured
Tidelands Netflix drama series 2018 Multiple locations around Brisbane
AIYAI: Wrathful Soul Feature film 2018 Multiple locations around Brisbane
Myall Creek Feature film 2018 Newstead
Safe Harbour TV drama 2017 Multiple locations around Brisbane
At Last Feature film 2017 Multiple locations around Brisbane
Pacific Rim - Maelstrom Feature film 2017 Brisbane CBD
Creature Report Feature film 2016 Brisbane CBD
Hoges Mini-series 2016
  • South Bank
  • New Farm Park
  • Story Bridge
  • City Hall
Nest Feature film 2016
  • Kangaroo Point
Australia Day TV series 2016
  • Kangaroo Point
  • William Jolly Bridge
  • Mt Coot-tha
Wanted TV series 2015
  • New Farm Park
  • Milton
  • Newstead
  • Tennyson
Space/Time Feature film 2015
  • Howard Smith Wharves
  • Anstead Bushland Reserve
  • Paddington
Unbroken Feature film 2014
  • Fort Lytton National Park
San Andreas Feature film 2014
  • CBD, Archerfield and Ascot
The Railway Man Feature film 2013
  • Fort Lytton National Park
Secrets and Lies TV series 2013
  • Ashgrove
The Strange Calls TV series 2012
  • Toombul Shire Hall
Terra Nova TV series 2010
  • Treasury Lane, Brisbane
Daybreakers Feature film 2009
  • Riparian Plaza, Eagle street, Brisbane
K9 TV series 2009
  • Locations around the city
  • Set built in a South Brisbane warehouse
Fool's Gold Feature film 2008
  • City Botanic Gardens
Swimming Upstream Feature film 2003
  • Spring Hill Baths
Inspector Gadget 2 Video 2003
  • Kangaroo Point
  • South Bank
  • University of Queensland
  • William Jolly Bridge
He Died With a Felafel in his Hand Feature film 2001
  • Annerley
Jackie Chan's First Strike Feature film 1996
  • Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley


Last updated: 26 July 2019