The City of Greater Geelong now has in place a user friendly approval process for film and television production.
There are several funding programs available at both a state and federal level to facilitate, support, and encourage film and television production in Australia.
Many of these, particularly those of Film Victoria, are designed specifically to encourage production companies to locate film activity in provincial and regional areas.
The Geelong region is one of the leading areas utilised by local and international productions in Victoria. In the last four years, the Geelong region has been the location for a significant number of productions, supported through Film Victoria incentive funds, including the television series Sea Change and Secret Life of Us and feature films Ned Kelly, One Perfect Day, Ghost Rider and The Pacific.
Attracting productions to regional and provincial areas of Victoria provides direct economic benefits to the state and can deliver flow-on benefits to regional areas such as tourism.
Film Victoria administers two grants programs to assist in the specific attraction of film and television production to Victoria: the Production Investment Attraction Fund (PIAF) and Regional Victoria Film Location Assistance Fund (RLAF). In the last financial year, these incentive funds provided a direct economic spend in Victoria almost $15 million.
Film Victoria - for funding and support:
Additional information on available funding programs can be found at: