Film Friendly Destination

Dongara Port Denison

Dongara – Port Denison are twin towns situated on the Coral coast of Western Australia, 335kms north of Perth and 65kms south of the regional city Geraldton, which hosts an airport.

The towns offer an extensive range of film locations. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean there are long white beaches, reef, surf and water sports. Separated by the Irwin River with an abundance of flora and fauna. The towns boast a true coastal village charm with a warm and friendly community. The townsfolk live a relaxed lifestyle and are spoilt with beautiful beaches, historical sites and a variety of industries.

The Rock Lobster industry has been operating for more than 60 years, the outskirts are surrounded by farmers and primary producers.

Dongara’s main street Moreton Terrace is lined with state heritage listed Moreton Bay and Port Jackson figs, planted in 1906. There are several heritage listed buildings that remain in Dongara including Russ Cottage, a typical rural workers home from more than 145 years ago, the Priory Lodge, constructed in 1881 which was once the town’s only pub before being converted to a school and boarding college for the Dominican Sisters. The Museum is the old police station, court house and prison and would suit many wanting an old fashioned cell.

Port Denison’s Marina is filled with the fishing fleet and the nearby industrial area services the oil and gas industry. The town is very retro, it continues to operate a Drive In Theatre and a Roller skating rink, you can even drive along its main beach. All sports are played in the town including a magnificent golf course with ocean views.

As a film friendly destination the Shire of Irwin offer support to producers including your own film liaison officer. We have worked with the Development Commission, Screenwest and producers with the Western Australian Regional Film Fund to bring films to town.

  • CREDIT: Sarah Henderson
    DESCRIPTION: ANZAC memorial soldiers – metal art of soldiers from WW1 Port Denison
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    FILE SIZE: Web 118 KB, Print 6 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    ANZAC Memorial Soldiers
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Richard Rossiter
    DESCRIPTION: Church of St John the Baptist – Dongara built 1884 and 1913, stone
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 720px, Print 4829px x 2899px
    FILE SIZE: Web 309 KB, Print 11.5 MB
    TAKEN: 2013
    Church of St John the Baptist
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Christine Wheeler
    DESCRIPTION: Crayfishing Boat - Port Denison Marina
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 900px, Print 4608px x 3456px
    FILE SIZE: Web 242 KB, Print 7.1 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    Crayfishing Boat
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Shire of Irwin
    DESCRIPTION: Denison House – Port Denison originally Dr Bartlett’s residence
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 900px, Print 2048px x 1536px
    FILE SIZE: Web 345 KB, Print 1.5 MB
    TAKEN: 2008
    Denison House
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Richard Rossiter
    DESCRIPTION: Dongara Golf Course
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 728px, Print 4840px x 2937px
    FILE SIZE: Web 289 KB, Print 13.3 MB
    TAKEN: 2015
    Dongara Golf Course
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Richard Rossiter
    DESCRIPTION: Dongara Visitor Centre & Library – originally Dongara Post Office built 1894
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 669px, Print 4928px x 2749px
    FILE SIZE: Web 299 KB, Print 12.2 MB
    TAKEN: 2013
    Dongara Visitor Centre & Library
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Sarah Henderson
    DESCRIPTION: Drive in Theatre - Port Denison
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 798px, Print 4256px x 2832px
    FILE SIZE: Web 116 KB, Print 5.7 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    Drive in Theatre
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Tourism WA
    DESCRIPTION: Irwin River – Kayaking down the river
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    FILE SIZE: Web 467 KB, Print 2.3 MB
    TAKEN: 2014
    Irwin River
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Richard Rossiter
    DESCRIPTION: Irwin River Estuary – boardwalks on Irwin River near Nunns Pool
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 484px, Print 8133px x 3280px
    FILE SIZE: Web 160 KB, Print 20.4 MB
    TAKEN: 2013
    Irwin River Estuary I
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Tourism WA
    DESCRIPTION: Irwin River Estuary – taken from lookout over Irwin River and Nunns Pool
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    FILE SIZE: Web 209 KB, Print 2.4 MB
    TAKEN: 2012
    Irwin River Estuary II
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Sarah Henderson
    DESCRIPTION: Irwin River lookout – Church Street lookout Dongara
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 799px, Print 4706px x 3132px
    FILE SIZE: Web 378 KB, Print 12.9 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    Irwin River Lookout
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Annie Gillis
    DESCRIPTION: Irwin River Port Denison – sunset with bird hide banks of the Irwin River
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 769px, Print 6000px x 3845px
    FILE SIZE: Web 217 KB, Print 17.5 MB
    TAKEN: 2014
    Irwin River Port Denison
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Christine Wheeler
    DESCRIPTION: Irwin River walk trails – boardwalk on Thungara Trails banks Irwin river
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    FILE SIZE: Web 557 KB, Print 9.2 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    Irwin River Walk Trails
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Christine Wheeler
    DESCRIPTION: Lookout Aurine Bay – Port Denison lookout over the Indian Ocean
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 900px, Print 4582px x 3436px
    FILE SIZE: Web 293 KB, Print 5.4 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    Lookout Aurine Bay
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Annie Gillis
    DESCRIPTION: Marina Port Denison kids playing – Yacht’s and dinghies on the foreshore
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    FILE SIZE: Web 227 KB, Print 10 MB
    TAKEN: 2014
    Marina Port Denison I
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Annie Gillis
    DESCRIPTION: Marina Port Denison – Sunset over the old Jetty ruins and fishing fleet
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 787px, Print 5957px x 3907px
    FILE SIZE: Web 153 KB, Print 11.2 MB
    TAKEN: 2014
    Marina Port Denison II
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Levi Allan
    DESCRIPTION: Moreton Terrace Dongara – Moreton Bay fig trees line main street
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 818px, Print 6110px x 4166px
    FILE SIZE: Web 389 KB, Print 2.8 MB
    TAKEN: 2016
    Moreton Terrace Dongara
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Tourism WA
    DESCRIPTION: Dongara Museum – original Police Station and Court House
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 809px, Print 3466px x 2336px
    FILE SIZE: Web 246 KB, Print 2.2 MB
    TAKEN: 2012
    Museum
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Christine Wheeler
    DESCRIPTION: View from the Obelisk Port Denison – groin at Leander Reef
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 800px, Print 3863px x 2575px
    FILE SIZE: Web 207 KB, Print 3.2 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    Obelisk Port Denison I
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Sarah Henderson
    DESCRIPTION: Obelisk Port Denison
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 799px, Print 4928px x 3280px
    FILE SIZE: Web 187 KB, Print 9 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    Obelisk Port Denison II
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Christine Wheeler
    DESCRIPTION: Port Denison Foreshore harbour blue skies
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 900px, Print 4545px x 3408px
    FILE SIZE: Web 225 KB, Print 4.6 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    Port Denison Foreshore I
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Sarah Henderson
    DESCRIPTION: Port Denison Foreshore – Foreshore with fishing fleet
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 799px, Print 4668px x 3107px
    FILE SIZE: Web 257 KB, Print 7.4 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    Port Denison Foreshore II
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Christine Wheeler
    DESCRIPTION: Port Denison Harbour - Protected Marina
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 900px, Print 4608px x 3456px
    FILE SIZE: Web 151 KB, Print 4.6 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    Port Denison Harbour
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Tourism WA
    DESCRIPTION: Priory Lodge – originally Dongara Hotel then Dominican Sisters College
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 797px, Print 3491px x 2320px
    FILE SIZE: Web 264 KB, Print 2.2 MB
    TAKEN: 2012
    Priory
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Sarah Henderson
    DESCRIPTION: Russ Cottage – outside of a typical rural workers cottage from 1870’s
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 799px, Print 4928px x 3280px
    FILE SIZE: Web 355 KB, Print 15.6 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    Russ Cottage I
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Tourism WA
    DESCRIPTION: Inside Russ Cottage - furnishings 1870’s rural workers cottage
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 1825px, Print 2564px x 3900px
    FILE SIZE: Web 558 KB, Print 8.6 MB
    TAKEN: 2014
    Russ Cottage II
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Paul Pichugin
    DESCRIPTION: Sand Dunes Port Denison – Kailis Drive endless sand dunes
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 800px, Print 5616px x 3744px
    FILE SIZE: Web 117 KB, Print 5.5 MB
    TAKEN: 2015
    Sand Dunes Port Denison I
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Paul Pichugin
    DESCRIPTION: Sand Dunes Port Denison – Kailis Drive waves in the sand
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 800px, Print 5760px x 3840px
    FILE SIZE: Web 208 KB, Print 7.8 MB
    TAKEN: 2015
    Sand Dunes Port Denison II
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Christine Wheeler
    DESCRIPTION: South Beach – Port Denison
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 800px, Print 3851px x 2567px
    FILE SIZE: Web 132 KB, Print 2.6 MB
    TAKEN: 2017
    South Beach I
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Nicole Nelson
    DESCRIPTION: South Beach Port Denison – Mr Whippy, cars, cricket and families
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 900px, Print 3264px x 2448px
    FILE SIZE: Web 170 KB, Print 2.1 MB
    TAKEN: 2015
    South Beach II
    anemptytextlline
  • CREDIT: Richard Rossiter
    DESCRIPTION: Uniting Church formerly Methodist Wesleyan Church Dongara – built stone 1884
    DIMENSIONS: Web 1200px x 799px, Print 4928px x 3280px
    FILE SIZE: Web 367 KB, Print 2.2 MB
    TAKEN: 2013
    Uniting Church
    anemptytextlline