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Australia offers many wonderful locations for the making of movies, documentaries and other television shows. Through it’s modern history, many movies and series have been produced in diverse regions by both local and international film makers, that has awoken interest by people to visit those locations.

Following is a list of some of the movies with information about some of the locations they were shot in.


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A Town like Alice • Dirty Deeds
Not far from Broken Hill is the small town of Silverton. Once a thriving mining town, it’s biggest drawcard is probably the Silverton Hotel. The unusual pub has been featured in a variety of movies and many locals can tell you a tale about the town’s brushes with fame.
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The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
A road movie about transvestites and a transsexual who travel by bus from Sydney to Alice Springs, via Broken Hill. When the gals arrived in town they stayed at the Palace Hotel, which they called ‘tack-o-rama’. Visitors can book accommodation there today.

The Breakaways Reserve just north of town is also one of the locations used in ‘The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert’. There are spectacular landforms and the ‘moonscape’ plains. Keep an eye out for the ‘shortcut’ in Priscilla, you will also see the great Dingo Fence.

Coober Pedy • Accommodation
Breakaway Reserves

Broken Hill • Accommodation
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Babe
Starring Christine Cavanaugh, James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski.
Babe, Pig in the City

Starring James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski and Mickey Rooney.

Filmed entirely in Australia with the majority of the filmed animals housed in specially-designed facilities at Fox Studios in Sydney. The other animals were housed at Robertson, NSW Southern Highlands, the location of the Hogget Farm.
  • Fox Studios, Sydney, NSW
  • Robertson, Sydney, NSW
Sydney
Sydney Metropolitan • Accommodation
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Crocodile Dundee
Starring Paul Hogan, John Meillon and Linda Koslowski. Locations, shots include Sydney, Kakadu National Park (Northern Territory) and Walkabout Creek Hotel (McKinley, Queensland).
Sydney
Sydney Metropolitan • Accommodation
Kakadu National Park • Accommodation

 

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The Dish
The movie was more then a hit comedy, it also brought to people's attention the history of the telescope in Parkes and the role it played in the 1969 moon landing, when California had trouble picking up signals from Apollo 11. Having been in operations since 1961, it is now a tourist attraction, and can be viewed from the visitor centre, where there are also displays and exhibits about astronomy, that also includes the ‘whispering dishes’ - small replicas of the dish through which you can talk to your mates. The telescope is just over 20 kms north of Parkes, follow the signs off the Newell Highway.
Parkes • Accommodation
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Mad Max
Series of films. All of the locations for the first two films were within a particular area for each film, within a couple hours drive. With the first Mad Max, much of the location shots were around the city of Melbourne.

Mad Max 2 was filmed around the area of Broken Hill and Silverton, however the opening scene and the final truck wreck scene were filmed on the vast dusty, arid landscape of Mundi Mundi Plains. If you are interested in checking out three of the vehicles used in Mad Max 2, head to Penrose Park, located just five minutes outside Silverton.

There is a lookout used in Mad Max 2, just down the road from Silverton, out by the reservoir that has a view over the vast desert as far as the eye can see.

The Breakaways Reserve just north of town is also one of the locations used in Mad Max. There are great landforms and the ‘moonscape’ plains. Keep an eye out for Bartertown in Mad Max 3, you will also get to see the Dingo Fence.

The movie ‘Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome’ actually used more locations than the previous two films. The main sets that included distant shots of Bartertown and the general desert area were filmed around Coober Pedy in South Australia. The climactic chase scenes that took place along a railroad line was shot roughly 40 kms west of town. ‘The crack in the earth’ where the children are found was actually filmed in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. The ‘Underworld’ was shot in an unused bull sale ring in Glebe (a suburb in Sydney).

The set of Bartertown was built at a Sydney brick pit, close to Olympic Park, before Olympic Park was built. The pit was closed in 1993 when the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog were discovered living in the freshwater ponds within the brick pit. The area is fenced off, although you can see within it from certain advantage points in Olympic Park.

Other scenes such as Underworld and the crashed plane were filmed in other locations of New South Wales. The model of Sydney was built in a large warehouse in Alexandria (a suburb in Sydney) and filmed at North Head Peninsula, that overlooks Sydney Harbour.

Coober Pedy • Accommodation
Breakaway Reserves

Broken Hill • Accommodation
Silverton • Accommodation
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The Matrix
Starring Hugo Weaving, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Joe Pantoliano. Filmed on location in Sydney and at Fox Studios, and for two months, on Sydney’s streets, rooftops and in warehouses. Locations include:
  • Phone Booth, Hickson Rd, Sydney, NSW
  • Allianz Building, Market St, Sydney, NSW
  • Aon Tower, 201 Kent St, Sydney, NSW
  • BT Tower, Market St, Sydney, NSW
  • Colonial State Bank Centre, Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
  • Fox Studios, Moore Park, Sydney, NSW
  • Post Office, Railway Square, Sydney, NSW
  • White Bay, Anzac Bridge, Sydney, NSW
Sydney
Sydney Metropolitan • Accommodation
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Picnic At Hanging Rock
Starring Dominic Guard, Helen Morse and Rachel Roberts. On Saturday 14th February 1900, a party of schoolgirls from Appleyard College picnicked at Hanging Rock near Mt. Macedon in the state of Victoria. During the afternoon several members of the party disappeared without trace... Hanging Rock is about 75 kms north-west of Melbourne. Just take the Calder Highway to Woodend and follow the signs. Location shots include:
  • Woodend, VIC
  • Hanging Rock, VIC
  • Central Goldfields, VIC
  • Martindale Hall, Clare Valley, SA
Coober Pedy • Accommodation
Breakaway Reserves
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Pitch Black
Another sci-fi film shot around Coober Pedy, one of the space vehicle props used in the movie has been left behind in Coober Pedy.
Coober Pedy • Accommodation
Breakaway Reserves
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Red Planet
A movie about the first piloted mission to Mars, starring Val Kilmer. Locations, shots include the desert region about 20 kms out from the mining town of Coober Pedy. This bleak, desolate terrain has areas that look similar to the Mars Pathfinder photos. There is one place called ‘Moon Plain’. Interior photography was shot at Sydney’s Fox Studios.
Coober Pedy • Accommodation
Breakaway Reserves
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Star Wars
Most of Episode II was filmed on 32 sets in Fox Studios, Sydney, Australia. With other shots being done overseas.
Sydney
Sydney Metropolitan • Accommodation
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The Sum of Us
Staring Russel Crowe and Jack Thompson among the cast, was filmed in Sydney. Shot around the inner-city suburb of Balmain, the location of the Mitchell's’ house, also includes some harbour shots.
Sydney
Sydney Metropolitan
• Sydney Accommodation
• Balmain Accommodation
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Welcome to Woop Woop
The town of Woop Woop was a constructed 2 km square town, built just 45 minutes out of Alice Springs.
Alice Springs • Accommodation
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Reckless Kelly Wake in Fright Dirty Deeds
Mission Impossible 2
The aridity of the land being extremely barren, dry and dusty, around Broken Hill (also known as ‘The Silver City’) was a popular location for many movies.
Broken Hill • Accommodation
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