GOVERNMENT PRODUCTION INCENTIVES

The Federal and State-based incentives in Australia are available to domestic and international production companies.

The Federal Government:

$540M LOCATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM

View incentive
In July 2020 the Australian Government added AU$400 million to the Location Incentive grant which is available from 1st July 2019 to 30 June 2027.  This is in addition to the $140 million announced in May 2018. The grant total is AU$540 million.

40% PRODUCER OFFSET (FEATURE)  

View producer offset
The Producer Offset is a refundable tax offset (rebate) for producers of Australian feature films, television and other projects. Because it's underpinned by income tax legislation, it represents a source of funds for producers of eligible Australian projects.

30% POST DIGITAL & VISUAL EFFECTS OFFSET

View offset guidelines
The PDV Offset is a 30 per cent rebate that supports work on post-production, digital and visual effects production in Australia, regardless of where a project is shot. It aims to help the Australian visual effects, post-production and animation sector develop its reputation as one of the best in the world.

You can apply for the PDV Offset once you are no longer incurring QAPE related to PDV activities.

20% PRODUCER OFFSET (TV)  

View QAPE thresholds
20 per cent of the QAPE incurred by the applicant company for other eligible formats such as television series, documentaries, animation series and online content.

16.5% LOCATION OFFSET

View location offset guidelines
The Location Offset is a 16.5 per cent rebate designed to encourage large-budget film and television projects to film in Australia. It aims to provide increased opportunities for Australian casts, crew and other screen production service providers to participate in these productions.

You can apply for the Location Offset once you are no longer incurring QAPE.

CO-PRODUCTION TREATY

View incentive
Official co-productions are automatically eligible for the Producer Offset.

Australia currently has treaties in force with the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Korea, South Africa, Singapore and China, and Memorandum of Understanding with France and New Zealand.

The State Government:

MADE IN NSW - International Footloose Production

View more
MADE IN NSW is a $55 million fund over four years (2019/20 and 2022/23) to support the attraction to NSW of significant international and domestic feature film and major TV drama production.

The program will create a pipeline of high-end screen production in NSW and build on the success of previous investment. The program will focus its investment in new film and TV projects that:

- significantly contribute to the NSW economy
- create high-value jobs
- create new opportunities in western Sydney and regional NSW
- build the skills and capacity of established and emerging practitioners
- grow audiences; and
- contribute to NSW’s reputation as the leading State in business and film.

POST DIGITAL & VISUAL EFFECTS (PDV)

View post digital visual effects PDV
The NSW Government offers a 10% rebate of qualifying expenditure on Post, Digital & Visual Effects (PDV) work carried out in NSW on or later than 1 October 2019 ("the Rebate"). To be eligible, projects must be registered with Screen NSW.

EARLY DEVELOPMENT

View early development
Early Development offers support for both pre-draft and early draft costs.

ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT

View advanced development
Advanced Development contributes towards later stage draft and non-draft costs to complete financing where a strong interest has already been established in the marketplace.

PRODUCTION FINANCE

View production finance
The Production Finance program provides funding for projects produced or post-produced in NSW. Funding allocations are guided by ratios linking the Create NSW contribution to the amount spent in the State.

REGIONAL FILMING FUND (RFF)

View regional filming fund
The Regional Filming Fund offsets costs associated with shooting in regional areas of NSW. Regional NSW is defined as all areas in NSW outside the Sydney Metro area (excluding the ACT).

GENERATOR: Emerging Filmmakers Fund

View emerging filmmakers fund