Located just 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD – Werribee and the surrounding region is the ideal location for filming. With historic buildings, coastline and waterways, an agriculture precinct and the rural township of Little River; the area has been the location for the filming of major movies, TV series, documentaries, short-films and advertising.
Why Werribee and Surrounds?
Steeped in history, Werribee was once the home of the Chirnsides – Scottish pastoralists who built the iconic Werribee Mansion. The Werribee Park precinct is today home to manicured parklands, the Victoria State Rose Garden, National Equestrian Centre, Shadowfax Winery and Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Our coastal city boasts the Werribee South foreshore which has spectacular views across the bay, and across to the You Yangs Regional Park providing a postcard backdrop. While Wyndham Harbour - ideally located on the Port Phillip coastline has uninterrupted views across to the Melbourne skyline.
Our coast and water locations are complemented by the rambling Werribee River that runs through the heart of Werribee. The iconic K Road Cliffs transport you to another time and place and provide a glimpse of what traditional aboriginal owners experienced when first arriving to the area.
Recent and past film projects that have used locations in Wyndham are:
- The Dress Maker
- Ned Kelly
- Tomorrow When the War Began
- Jack Irish
- Noah’s Arc
- Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
- Dr Blake Mysteries
- True Story
- Winchester - US Feature film
- Whistleblower – Aus/ China Co-Pro feature film
- Miss Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries – TV Series
- Picnic at Hanging Rock
- The Leftovers
- Hunters (a US cable network production) and
- Numerous TV advertisements and small budget productions.
Contact Film Victoria Australia https://www.film.vic.gov.au/ for talent, funding, location.
Filming in Wyndham – How to Apply?
Wyndham City's policy on filming requires that a copy of the Certificate of Currency for public liability insurance and a completed Application to Film are submitted and approved prior to a Wyndham City Filming Agreement being issued.
A minimum of five (5) days’ notice is required for the approval and processing of a Filming Agreement. Wyndham City does not charge a fee for permits, however, where possible, we ask that appreciation of the City of Wyndham and its residents be acknowledged in the screen credits.
- Potential imagery
- K Road Cliffs
- Werribee South foreshore
- Rose Garden
- Little River