Leongatha is 133 kilometres south-east of Melbourne via the South Gippsland Highway and 83 metres above sea level. It is recognised as the commercial, educational and civic centre of the South Gippsland Shire and the largest town in South Gippsland. Originally settled on cleared forests of the western Strzeleckis, Leongatha and the surrounding countryside were dotted with rich dairy farms from the 1870s onwards. The opening of the South... Read more
MAP: Memory and Place
ACMI in the regions - East Gippsland
Blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, the beaches and walking tracks of Eastern Victoria are majestic. From the ocean to the the inland waterways of the Gippsland Lakes you can enjoy surfing, boating or bushwalking.
The picturesque town of Omeo was selected as the location for Australian feature film Red Hill, a modern day Western written and directed by Patrick Hughes. Starring Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), the production was shot in July and August 2009. Red Hill premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on 14 February 2010. One reviewer described the film as "a good, tense contemporary Western. Traditional in tone - a satisfying, stylish thriller".
The Councils throughout Gippsland have joined forces to showcase just a sample of the potential settings our region can offer film makers. The online Locations Library is your window to our world and we will endeavor to make filming in Gippsland as effortless as possible by streamlining necessary permissions and supplying local information, resources and guidance.
Policy & Funding
Local council film policies are in place to make the production process easier while attractive financial incentives are available for filming in the region.