Australia’s competitive Screen Production Incentives have enabled large budget feature films, TV shows and documentaries access to significant savings as well as Australia’s world class production services, crew, talent and versatile locations.
These incentives are tax based and provide a cash rebate to the producer on Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure (QAPE).
Australia has three federal government incentives:
- 16.5% Location Offset (Location Incentive)
- 30% Post, Digital and Visual Effects Offset (PDV Incentive)
- 40% Producer Offset, 40% films and 20% television (including official Co-Production treaties)
Screen Agency Funding
The Australian State and Territory Governments each have a screen production agency that provides incentives in addition to the Australian government incentives above.
- Screen NSW
- Film Victoria
- South Australian Film Corporation
- Screen Queensland
- Screen Tasmania
- Screen Territory
- Screen ACT
You should seek independent, professional legal, financial and accounting advice if you are intending to apply for any of the Australian Screen Production Incentives.