Film and Creative Industries
Cultivating start-up businesses and the local creative industry is crucial to Townsville's economic growth. Council supports and facilitates a number of initiatives that aid the creative industries and start up businesses operating in Townsville.
Film and Television
Townsville City Council is a Film Friendly council. We offer the screen industry a variety of assistance as well as a streamlined application process. Find out more about the growing opportunities offered in the Townsville Film Industry by downloading the Townsville North Queensland Report on Film Industry Opportunities.
Film Locations Gallery
Our Film Locations Gallery showcases information and photographs of locations from all over the region.
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If you are interested in having your property/venue considered as a location for filming and want to be included in the North Queensland Film Locations Gallery, please register your location by using Screen Queensland’s Location Submission form, available on their website.
Crew & Facilities directory registration
If you want to be a part of a film crew or participate in productions of a movie, please register as a Crew Member or Industry Vendor using Screen Queensland’s Crew & Facilities directory registration page.
Film Locations Guide
Discover our regional film locations through the high quality photos in the Townsville North Queensland Film Locations Guide below, or download the guide as a PDF.
Film Locations Guide in other languages (中文, 日本語,한국어)
The Australian Government recognises that a competitive creative industries sector is vital to Australia's prosperity - that a creative nation is a productive nation. The government's long history of support for arts and culture has enabled many artistic and cultural communities to prosper. Both State and local government agencies are working hard to sustain creative businesses and talent. Growing the creative industries in Townsville is a two-year collaboration between Townsville City Council, James Cook University, and Creative Industry members.
The video below showcases key locations and creative projects across the region, as part of the Screen Locations Guide launched in 2016. We want to thank Lior Cohen from Visual Reflection and his team for creating the video. It is a great example of local talent at work.
Growing the Creative Industries
Growing the creative industries in Townsville was a two-year collaboration between Townsville City Council and James Cook University. The report identified Townsville’s digital and creative industries as an untapped path to jobs and new investment in the city, and makes a series of key recommendations for promoting growth within the sector, including six key points specifically for Townsville City Council.
Creative Industry Cluster
Townsville Creative Industries is a group of volunteer creative professionals established to drive industry growth and implement key recommendations in the "Growing the Creative Industries in Townsville" report. With support of the Regional Arts Development Fund the Creative Industries Cluster have produced a video and website which aim to raise the profile of the local creative industries.
Creative Industries and Young Entrepreneur Mentoring Program
Designed to enable creative industry and young entrepreneurs to turn new and innovative ideas into successful products or services, the first mentoring program was conducted in 2016. The nine week program, delivered through Innovation North Queensland, included an intensive learning program, access to highly experienced and successful mentors and networking opportunities. The top 4 participants delivered their final pitch as part of the Townsville Festival of Ideas in November. The mentoring program is supported by Townsville City Council and Advance Queensland, and through a Together Townsville partnership with the Philip Leong Youth Programme.
Regional support for start-ups
Townsville Business Development Centre (TBDC) helps develop business in Townsville and throughout North Queensland. The centre is a not-for-profit organisation that provides advice and assistance to small and medium-sized businesses. Services TBDC offers include:
- Low cost advisory services for new or existing businesses
- Business incubation
- Workshops and seminars
- Conference and training room facilities
- Networking for home-based businesses
- On-going coaching and mentoring support.
With networks reaching around the globe, Innovation North Queensland's location in a vibrant, mixed use precinct, offers potential for growth in tech, creative, education, sustainable development and more. It is both an institution and a culture of practice, that drives innovation through collaboration. Innovation North Queensland offers:
- An industrial-style physical space work with in
- A welcoming and well-connected community to work with
- Programs and events designed to inspire, connect and grow
- A regional tropical lifestyle in which to build your concept, start-up or program.