Films of Broken Hill and Silverton

The film industry is an integral part of Broken Hill and Silverton

A replica of Mad Max’s V8 Interceptor is parked outside the pub. Most locals had at least a walk-on role in Mad Max II, which was filmed in and around the city in 1981. The odd set still stands today, dotted around the Mundi Mundi Plains.

Silverton’s unique landscape has drawn filmmakers from around the world. Print and television commercials have been made there for decades.

Below is just a few of the films that have been filmed in and around Silverton over the years.

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

A commercial is shot in Silverton every few months. There are too many to mention, but some of the some of the companies to shoot the landscape 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.