Why Film in the Hunter?

Here in the Hunter we pride ourselves on being regional Australia’s most accessible and film-friendly location. You need it? We can make it happen. With film-friendly councils, businesses, and residents, locations that can double for anywhere, and regional incentives, why film anywhere else?



The Hunter is just a short flight or drive north of Sydney. All locations are accessible within a matter of hours. Our compact geography is diverse, and our climate is temperate.

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Versatile locations

Our unique and varied urban, rural and coastal landscapes, World Heritage rainforests, and diverse architecture can double for anywhere.


Painless permits

Unlike other film offices, Screen Hunter has delegated authority to issue filming permits right across the region, taking the pain out of the permit process.


Regional incentives

Create NSW offers a range of incentives to film productions in regional areas, including the Regional Filming Fund.


There are not enough words to describe the quality and breadth of filming locations the Hunter has to offer. From wetlands to desert-like dunes, phenomenal beaches and lakes, the mountains, vines and cityscape and the industrial heart of the region provide a wonderfully rich palette for film. We will be back.
— Joseph JU Taylor, Producer and Writer, Seeding Time Pictures