Financial Incentives

Incentives are tax based and provide a cash rebate to the producer on Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure. The federal government incentives (Producer Offset, Location Offset, PDV Offset) are mutually exclusive, however can be combined with state government incentives & funding.

Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Offset

The 30% PDV Offset (Post, Digital and Visual Effects) is a refundable tax offset (rebate) for Qualifying PDV Expenditure (QAPE) incurred in relation to post, digital and visual effects work.

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The Location Offset & the Location Incentive

The Location Offset is a 16.5% refundable tax offset (rebate) calculated on Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure (QAPE). Additionally you can apply for the Location Incentive, a separate program offering funding of $140 million over 4 years. Funding of $35 million per annum for eligible projects will be provided each year commencing from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2023.

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The Producer Offset

The Producer Offset provides a refundable tax offset (rebate) for producers of Australian feature films, television and other projects on Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure (QAPE).

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Official Treaty Co-Production

Official Treaty Co-productions are established under formal arrangements between Australia and governments of other countries, providing creative and economic benefits for both producers. Australia has official Co-production treaties with Canada, China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Singapore, South Africa, Republic of Korea and is a signatory to MOUs with France and New Zealand. Australia is currently negotiating co-production treaties with India, Denmark and Malaysia.

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State Incentives & Funding

Additional screen incentives and grants may be available to filmmakers through Australian state, territory and local government screen agencies. Contact the agency below to discuss topping up your production incentives.

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