Create NSW

Create NSW is the state government’s new integrated agency for arts, screen and culture. The agency is based in Sydney, New South Wales.
Ausfilm Member since 1999

Create NSW offers incentives to attract footloose production and post-production to NSW, and offers location and production liaison services to eligible productions considering locating in NSW.

Services Provided to Filmmakers

NSW is Australia’s leading state for film and television production and the location of choice for high levels of both international and local production and post-production.
Boasting world-class studio facilities, Sydney is home to a wealth of creative and technical talent. Nearly 60% of all Australians employed in the screen production industry and more than half of all Australian production and post-production businesses are located in NSW.

Create NSW also offers local filmmakers a number of funding opportunities for screen projects at various stages of production. This ranges from Early Development to Advanced Development; Production Finance for projects ready to go into production; Regional Filming Fund grants for productions that film on location in Regional NSW for a minimum of five shooting days; and a program to support emerging filmmakers.


Matt Carroll

Senior Manager, Screen Destination Attraction

Michael Brealey

Chief Executive Officer
+61 2 8289 6533


Made in NSW is a AUD$20million fund over two years (2017/18) to support the attraction of significant international feature film and major international TV drama production to NSW.

The program creates a pipeline of high-end screen production in NSW and builds on the success of previous investment. The program focuses 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
- contribute to NSW’s reputation as the leading state in business and film

The incentive is in addition to the Australian federal government’s Location Offset; Post, Digital, Visual Effects Offset and Producer Offset.


- The level of any financial assistance offered is discretionary and determined on a case-by-case basis from limited funds
- Feature films, telemovies, animation, mini-series, pilots and TV series
- Projects that are genuinely footloose, that is, are not already locked into production in NSW and with genuine production or VFX alternatives in another Australian state or international location
- Projects that can demonstrate a significant spend in NSW. Create NSW generally expects the majority of the project’s production and/or post-production activity to occur in NSW
- High-value added unaccompanied post-production and/or VFX projects which will be produced or post-produced in NSW
- International/Australian co-productions
- Fully internationally financed feature films and television projects from local production companies

The following are not eligible to apply:
- Projects in receipt of/or eligible to apply for production finance from Create NSW are generally not eligible to apply for this program
- Applicants in default of any contractual agreement with the NSW Government including Create NSW


This program offers long-form footloose production scouting assistance for location surveys for eligible projects and may include covering some of the costs associated with on-ground travel including accommodation, domestic flights, vehicle hire and location manager services. Eligible projects are feature films, telemovies, mini-series, TV series, pilots or reality programs.


The program is open to projects prior to commencement of pre-production and prior to/or during financing. For international inbound visits, Create NSW generally works with AUSFILM to facilitate a suitable itinerary; however enquiries can also be made directly to the Create NSW Screen Destination Attraction team.

  • Peter Rabbit, Sony Pictures
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising, Universal Pictures
  • Bleeding Steel, Village Roadshow Pictures Asia / Heyi Pictures
  • Alien: Covenant, Twentieth Century Fox
  • Hacksaw Ridge, Summit Entertainment
  • The LEGO® Movie / The LEGO® Batman Movie / The LEGO® Ninjago Movie, Warner Bros.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, Village Roadshow / Warner Bros.
  • Truth, Sony Pictures Classics
  • The Great Gatsby, Warner Bros.
  • Unbroken, Universal Pictures