Australia's largest state is abound with natural beauty – making it the perfect filming location, with quintessential Australian scenery and a variety of landscapes to choose from.
Western Australia offers a range of cinematic locations, each with their own specialities. These include the only two horizontal falls in the world at Talbot Bay in the Bucaneer Archipelago; the 350-million-year-old Bungle Bungle range; the world heritage Ningaloo Reef and Shark Bay; the lunar-like Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park; the towering forests of the South West and Lucky Bay, voted Australia’s whitest beach.
The state is renowned for its clarity of light and long periods of clear blue skies, creating optimal shooting conditions all year round.
The extraordinary locations are complemented by film friendly local governments, helpful location services and minimal location fees. The State is encouraging global media companies to consider everything there is to offer to further develop the Western Australian film industry.
The State shares a time zone with Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and is easily accessible. Perth is Europe, Asia and Africa’s gateway to Australia. Non-stop London to Perth flights are available from March 2018. For more information click here.
Some of the locations Western Australia has to offer:
Perth: White sand beaches, natural bush land, world-class wineries and Jarrah forests. Perth boasts a lively and creative food and drink scene, and is complemented by one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world, the 400 hectare Kings Park and Botanic Garden as well as the graceful Swan River and nearby beaches.
Fremantle: The sister city to Perth and only 20 minutes away. This is the site of the original port for Western Australia. Fremantle is a lively location for alfresco dining and shopping.
Rottnest Island: Situated 19 kilometres (11 miles) off the coast of Fremantle and is named after the local marsupials known as quokkas. The island covers 19 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi) and has a small permanent population. There are daily ferry services to and from the island.
The Kimberley: Despite the vast landscape, the region has established infrastructure and film friendly communities. Eight major productions have filmed in the Kimberley, including Australia, Satellite Boy, Bran Nue Dae and National Geographic documentary, Birthplace of the Giants. The region has responded to the surge in interest by establishing film liaison officers within the Kimberley, these officers have a wealth of local knowledge and coordinate with Screenwest on location scouting trips.
The interactive map below shows where eight high successful productions were filmed. Check out the Film in Western Australia website for a full interactive map showing the productions filmed in the Kimberley and across the entire state. That interactive map also provides information and contacts for each of the regions.
Screenwest is Western Australia's lead screen organisation based in Perth.
Screenwest provides competitive funding incentives and professional support for the production of film, television and digital media projects in Western Australia.
Screenwest can assist producers interested in filming in Western Australia with:
• Information on Screenwest and Australian funding incentives.
• Introduction to potential Western Australian partners.
• Location scouting assistance.
• Sourcing skilled local key creatives, production crew, animators and post-production services.
• Information on facilities and other services.
• Advice on filming and working in Western Australia.
To find out more visit www.filminwesternaustralia.com.au
Download the free Film in Western Australia app for Apple iOS devices: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/film-in-western-australia/id1210235885?mt=8
Would you like to find out more about Western Australia’s film industry and how we can assist you or your company? Please contact Ruby Hodges at Ruby@wago.co.uk