Explore our coastline of pristine beaches, rocky shores, rugged cliff formations, dunes and sleepy seaside towns. You’ll also find inland lakes, rivers and wetlands all within easy reach.
Busy streets, tree-lined boulevards and towering skyscrapers – our wide range of architectural influences have created streetscapes that can double as almost any international location in the past, present or future.
Our desert plains and country towns offer a comfortable oasis for a range of location possibilities. We’ve been everything from the Middle East to the Old West, as well as distant alien worlds.
Colonial, art deco, post modern and more – Melbourne has flirted with every architectural style of the last 200 years. That’s why it can match more filmmakers’ visions and double for almost anywhere.
The city of Melbourne has manicured parklands and world famous botanic gardens. And we have more lush rainforests, crystal rivers and old growth forests under an hour from the CBD.
As the home of Mad Max, we have roads and highways covered. You’ll find winding coastal routes, eight-lane freeways, crisscrossing overpasses and picturesque bridges.
Melbourne offers both ultra-modern architecture and old-world cobblestone laneways. We’re also surrounded by quaint coastal villages, rural homesteads and bygone era country towns.
As a thriving commercial city, our working locations are as varied as our industries. Shopping strips, docks, mines, quarries, rail yards and warehouses – we’ve got the right spot for every scene.
Our diverse country landscapes include lush pastures, rolling hills and endless acres of wheat fields. A little further afield you’ll find our snow-capped mountains with alpine ski towns nearby to support production.
You’ve already seen our city incognito in feature films and miniseries dressed as Boston, London, Chicago, New York and even Hollywood. And our surrounding countryside has doubled for everywhere from the heart of Texas to the battlegrounds of the Pacific.
Filmmakers are drawn to Melbourne for our bustling inner city, our stunning range of period architecture and our state-of-the-art film studios conveniently located downtown.
See for yourself – visit our extensive locations gallery.
‘Originally I needed a big town in the south-west, lots of alleyways and a place with great architecture…that's what really turned me on about Melbourne, it's really, really exciting. It was economics that got us here, but really…we got here and it was a great city and had a fantastic look - we were really blown away by it!’ Mark Steven Johnson - Writer/Director, Ghost Rider