Construction commences on Perth Film Studios, open for productions early 2026

Artist's impression of Perth Film Studios
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A new multi-million-dollar screen production facility is now under construction in Perth after the signing of an operations agreement.

Now officially named Perth Film Studios, the facility is located in Malaga and will be open for productions from early 2026 and will be operated by local company Home Fire.

The newly signed agreement covers a pre-operational period and the first 10 years of operation, with the option available to the State to renew for a further three 10-year periods.

The State Government has already committed $233.5 million to the construction and delivery of the studios on a 16-hectare site near the new Malaga METRONET station.

Additional funding of $57 million has been approved to underpin the operations and facilities management of Perth Film Studios over the initial term and is repayable to the State from business operations.

Perth Film Studios

WA Premier Roger Cook said the new facility is expected to generate a variety of direct and indirect jobs and significant economic return for the State.

“Perth Film Studios will create around 600 local jobs during construction, while diversifying our economy and attracting more of the billions of dollars spent on productions in Australia each year,” he said.

“WA is quickly becoming a major international and national filming destination, and this new film studio will be sure to attract even more incredible productions.”

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The studio will include four purpose-built sound stages, as well as production offices, an art department and wardrobe, workshops, a backlot, parking and set storage.

The Arts and Culture Trust will be the owner of Perth Film Studios on behalf of the State Government.

This new facility is part of the State Government’s longer term Screen Industry Strategy to establish Western Australia as a major international and national film and television production destination.

2024 has already been a big year for film in our state, with feature film RUNT being shot in York and Nicolas Cage shooting his latest film in Yallingup.

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