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Credits & testimonials

You're in great company when you choose to shoot in the Parklands! Centennial Park's Federation Valley and the Entertainment Quarter's Fox Studios Australia were both used as locations for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and more recently for Peter Rabbit.

Fox Professional Studios and Centennial Parklands were also used by Luhrmann during the filming and production of Australia. The cinema thriller, Mission: Impossible and the internationally-distributed Kangaroo Jack and Danny Deckchair films also chose locations in the Parklands.

Centennial Parklands has also been used as the setting for:

Commercial photo shoots:

  • David Jones

  • Reebok

  • Supre

  • Rockmans

  • Australian Country Style Magazine

  • Sass and Bide

  • Black & White.

Music videos:

  • Casey Donovan’s 'Listen to your Heart'

  • Children's performers Hi-5

  • Vanessa Amorosi.

Television shoots:

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (ABC TV)

  • Healthy Living (ABC TV)

  • Creature Features (ABC TV)

  • Celebrity Dog Show

  • Catalyst (ABC TV)

  • Message Stick (ABC)

  • Mary Bryant, the mini-series

  • Love My Way (Pay TV)

  • Raggs Children's Show.

Film shoots:

  • The Great Gatsby

  • Australia the Movie

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

  • Superman Returns

  • Star Wars: Episode III

  • The Matrix Reloaded

  • The Matrix Revisited

  • The Quiet American.

What our clients have to say about the Parklands:

Big House Locations has been providing locations in Sydney for 25 years and we have filmed numerous commercials and staged photography shoots in Centennial Park.
Centennial Park is a valuable location in the middle of Sydney. Whether it be country, forest, sports, lakes, grass, trees, road scenes or even parking, Centennial Park has it all.The staff are always accommodating and the location is well maintained and managed.
We love filming at Centennial Park.
Anna Deakins – Locations Manager – Big House Locations

Centennial Parklands has always been a first choice location for our stills and motion shoots.

We have shot in the Park many times over the years and have always found the permitting process to be swift and uncomplicated.
The Park has easy access for large trucks, no parking issues for large crews, it's central to Sydney and everyone knows where it is so not many lost talent! The catering is on site and is really beautifully presented and reasonably priced.
Centennial Parklands also offers a variety of landscapes giving creative versatility. I would recommend the Parklands as one of the best choices for park/shoot locations in Sydney.

Natalie Loveridge – Executive Producer – Red Door Production

As a busy location company, it is wonderful to be able to build strong and lasting relationships with authorities, and to enjoy a constantly high level of service and support.

Bernadette and the Venue Services team at Centennial Parklands are exemplary in arranging location permits and logistics for both photography and film shoots. Their cool and calm approach to arranging permits has seen us put together many successful shoots within the Park, especially at times when last minute jobs have had to be turned around quickly and with short notice.
The venues team readily assist with parking logistics, access and suggestions within the park for shoot locations, making both producers' and location managers' lives much easier and less stressful!
Centennial Parklands offer a straight forward application process and very transparent fees and charges. Their fees are highly competitive, and for the broad range of locations available in the Park it is a highly attractive location to use over and over again.
I would highly recommend basing your next photo or film shoot at Centennial Parklands, it is a remarkable location and the Venue Services team will make production a breeze."

Search Party Locations

From Tokyo to New York's Long Island, over the years Centennial Park has provided a diverse range of locations in the heart of Sydney.

The positive attitude and enthusiasm of the staff have made it possible for large scale feature film production to coexist with the community and capture the beauty of the unique natural landscape on film.
The variety of green spaces and venues suitable for filming combined with the ‘can do’ attitude of the team make Centennial Parklands one of the most film-friendly locations in Australia.

Lauren Cooper – Location Manager – Truth | FEA Productions Pty Ltd

Centennial Park has, by far, the largest variety of natural bush and parkland locations of any park in the greater Sydney area.

The management team is very adept at working with film and photography crews and an absolute pleasure to deal with. In my experience, they have been able to accommodate all reasonable requests.
Our local industry is very fortunate to have this amazing and very central location available to us.

Gavin Greenstone – Filmsite Pty Ltd

The Filming Officer & staff at Centennial Parklands have always gone above and beyond to help facilitate the many varied and challenging requests that film crews of different sizes present to them on a day to day basis. From low budget TV commercials, to television series such as Modern Family, as well as major Feature Films like Gods of Egypt.

NO matter how strange or simple the request, the entire team will always try their very best to make the shoot happen and do so with minimal stress and impact to the parks. I would recommend them to any one looking for a filming location on any scale large or small. Im sure the events team will be able to find a way to facilitate your shoot and you will leave happier than when you arrived.

Jeremy Peek – Location Manager

We had a great experience shooting at Centennial Parklands. As well as being a stunning location with diverse backgrounds the permit process was quite straight forward. The staff ensured we had excellent access and their extensive knowledge of filming techniques ensured we got great coverage.

They also offer a range of prices depending on the scale of production which meant we met our budget. Best thing you can do is give them a call that's when their service really shines.

Geoff O'Rourke – Director – Blood and Steel Short Film

A big thank you from us at ecomlocation!

You make the process a breeze and very accommodating when shoots go a little haywire due to weather conditions. It make us all look good to our clients.
Till the next one !

Luke Torrevillas – Location Manager – ecomlocation
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