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FILMING OUTBACK | MOVIES FILMED IN BROKEN HILL AND SILVERTON

A utopia of the big screen, there have been more than 35 movies filmed in Broken Hill. Add to this dozens of TV series and countless advertisements

BROKEN HILL AND SILVERTON – A PIECE OF CINEMATIC HISTORY

Film-makers looking to invoke feelings of isolation, desolation, and the impending apocalypse, will find a utopia in the sprawling nothingness surrounding Broken Hill. Literally found in the middle of nowhere, the once bustling mining community, regularly features in cinematic productions. Its sprawling plains of nothingness, seemingly barren landscapes and the long dusty roads that separate the community from the nearest capital by 600kmm, attract film-makers from across the world.

Yet, despite it’s location, Broken Hill could easily be cast as a warm and character filled county town.

In total, Broken Hill has featured in more than 35 feature films, NOT including TV series and commercials.

A LIST OF MOVIES FILMED IN BROKEN HILL AND SILVERTON

These are some of the most recognised movie and television productions featuring Broken Hill and Silverton. And there’s plenty more we didn’t include!

  • Wake in Fright – 1970
  • Girl in Australia – 1970
  • The Battle of Broken Hill (Miniseries) – 1971
  • The Golden Soak – 1978
  • Max Max II – 1981
  • A Town Like Alice (miniseries) 1981
  • Hostage – 1982
  • The Slim Dusty Movie – 1983
  • Razorback – 1983
  • The Long Way Home – 1984
  • Comrades – 1985
  • Alice to Nowhere (TV) – 1985
  • The Blue Lightning (TV) – 1986
  • A Place to Call Home (TV) – 1986
  • Dirtwater Dynasty (miniseries) – 1987
  • As Time Goes By – 1987
  • The Water Trolly – 1989
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service (TV) – 1991
  • Reckless Kelly – 1991
  • Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – 1993
  • The Missing – 1998
  • Mission Impossible II – 1999
  • Dirty Deeds – 2001
  • Last Cab to Darwin – 2015
  • Strangerland – 2015
  • The Leftovers (TV) – 2017

If the impressive list of cinematic references isn’t enough, the local community of Silverton boasts an impressive credit list for its commercial appearances. In fact, an advertisement is shot in Silverton every few months.

There are far too many to mention, but some of the some of the companies featuring this cinematic gem include the British Lions, Panasonic, Landrover, Telstra, Coca Cola, West End Beer, Dove Soap, Hyundai, Mercedes Benz, Pajero, Ampol, Pennzoil, Smiths Chips, Gatorade, Pepsi, and Master Card.

MAKE YOUR STAY OUT OF THE ORDINARY

Explore iconic locations of movies filmed in Broken Hill and its surrounds. Walk in the footsteps of Mad Max 2, Wake in Fright and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with Out of the Ordinary tours, food and accommodation.

Tours

Tri State Safaris – Small group 4WD tours of Broken Hill, Silverton, Menindee and more!

Accommodation

The Broken Hill Outback Resort – New venue boasting picturesque backdrops for campers and caravans. The Argent Hotel – Family-friendly accommodation in the heart of Broken Hill The Tourist Lodge – Budget accommodation in the Broken Hill CBD

Food

Mount Gipps Hotel located at the Broken Hill Resort – picturesque outdoor and indoor settings with weekly live music The Alma Hotel – Mouth watering menu and hearty meals in a family-friendly venue

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