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From salt lakes to moonscapes and dense green forests to rugged desert ranges, a sophisticated CBD and spectacular heritage buildings, dramatic coastlines and beaches galore, it’s all on the doorstep of South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide.

One day, multiple locations: SA makes it happen

Whatever look your project needs, you’ll find it in South Australia.

“Coober Pedy in the South Australian desert was a totally out of this world filming location like nothing I’ve seen on Earth – it was like we really were on Mars! I now know why so many films and TV shows have chosen to shoot in South Australia; it truly is a beautiful and unique part of the world.”

— William Shatner, Stars on Mars
Rachel Griffiths in Aftertaste, Adelaide Hills, photo by Ian Routledge

Adelaide: A film-friendly city

Adelaide itself delivers convenience and accessibility unmatched by other cities with a film-friendly culture combined with lower living and production costs than any other Australian state capital – and South Australia’s temperate Mediterranean-style climate means you can shoot all year round.

Image: Rachel Griffiths in the Adelaide Hills for Aftertaste, photo by Ian Routledge

Seeing double

South Australia can double for just about anywhere in the world (or galaxy!).

Stars on Mars, 2023
(Stars on Mars)
(Mortal Kombat)
(The Tourist)
South Africa
(Escape From Pretoria)
(Anzac Girls)
(Hotel Mumbai)
(Deadline Gallipoli)
Hong Kong
(The Tourist)
Middle East
(Anzac Girls)

“Shooting Mortal Kombat in South Australia made for an ideal filmmaking experience. The diversity of locations we were able to find – from the deserts, to the lush forests, to urban streetscapes – was perfectly suited for our production.”

— James Wan, producer, Mortal Kombat
Producer James Wan

Locations Assistance

If you are a film or television filmmaker thinking about shooting in South Australia, the SAFC can provide you with a free Location Package based on your script requirements, and introduce you to experienced Location Managers who can further assist.

For more information please contact SAFC Production Executive Elyse Lawson at [email protected] or call +61 8 8394 2009.

Image: Mortal Kombat shooting in Coober Pedy, photo supplied

Click the images below to view South Australian filming locations by category, or click here to search the full locations gallery.

Want to offer your property as a location? Click here for information on how to list your property.

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The South Australian Film Corporation app for iOS is the go-to film guide in the palm of your hand. Browse locations by image, contact crew and support services, and preview the Adelaide Studios facilities.

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