Filming & Photography
Filming and photography in Cairns
Filmmakers and photographers who have shot in the Cairns region keep coming back knowing that our region is a spectacular location with a support network that makes it all work.
Cairns is the international gateway to the region, with smaller townships including Babinda, Gordonvale, Mossman and Port Douglas.
The Cairns region is renowned internationally as the only location where two World Heritage areas meet - the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
Interest in the region as a location for filming, photography, documentaries, television programs and commercials has increased over recent years. This is due to an increased awareness of the spectacular, diverse and accessible locations on offer as well as our world class infrastructure and services.
Filming permits and policies:
Cairns Regional Council strongly supports filming, and is committed to promoting and facilitating greater access to our region's locations. Our permit process and policies are designed to facilitate and promote commercial filming activity.