Broken Hill has a rich and robust mining history and there are local mining tours available. Broken Hill's historic buildings and tranquil bush landscapes offer inspiration to artists and film industry professionals. Proud to boast the home of international artists such as Pro Hart and Jack Absolom, Broken HIll is thriving on artistic talent and can be viewed in one of 30+ art galleries throughout the city. Broken Hill has more resident artists per capita than anywhere else in Australia.
The picturesque views and historic buildings have been the backdrop for television productions, video clips, commercials and movies. Some such recognisable scenes would include:
- The Mundi Mundi Plains (Located approx. 20kms North East of the city, outside of Silverton) featured in Mad Max 2.
- Mario's Palace (Located on the corner of Argent & Sulphide Streets) featured in The adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
- Silverton Hotel (Located approx. 20kms North East of the city, in Silverton) featured in XXXX beer commercial (filmed in the 80's)