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​​Western Australia offers spectacular film locations spanning a diverse range of landscapes and unique story angles.

​The State is renowned for crystal clear blue skies and long days of brilliant sunshine. Perth is a mix of old and new, sitting side-by-side with nature  and  only minutes away from beautiful beaches. The capital city’s remarkable transformation with thousands of new hotel rooms, revitalised urban hubs, burgeoning foodie scene and spectacular infrastructure projects has piqued the interest of media from around the world. Combined with spectacular regions, a year-round calendar of events and natural phenomena, minimal location fees and professional facilities, WA is a film-friendly location.

Film permits

Many areas of Western Australia require permits for filming. Permits are needed for all National Parks, Aboriginal lands and many towns and cities.

For National Parks contact the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Permission to visit and/or film in Aboriginal communities is granted through the Aboriginal Lands Trust at the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

For all other inquiries contact the local shire or council in that area.

Media broadcast proposals

Tourism WA sponsors a small number of television broadcast programs that promote the extraordinary holiday experiences in Western Australia to audiences in Australia and our key international markets of the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Germany and Japan.

Proposals are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must complete an online broadcast assessment questionnaire, which outlines the essential criteria.

If you are seeking financial support for a film project please contact Screenwest in the first instance. Screenwest is Western Australia’s lead screen funding and development organisation, supporting film, television and digital production.

Last Reviewed: 2019-08-08