The Australian International Co-Production Program encourages creative exchange between partner countries and the development of screen projects of cultural significance.


The Australian International Co-Production Program encourages productions and fosters relationships between international screen content creators.

The aim of this program is to:

  • open up new overseas markets for Australian screen productions
  • enable creative interchange
  • strengthen existing diplomatic ties between countries
  • increase the output of high quality productions through the sharing of equity investment.

We work with government and industry stakeholders to assess potential co-production partner countries and negotiate treaties and less-than-treaty arrangements. Assessments are made in accordance with the criteria set out in the guidelines.

The Australian Government has entered into official co-production arrangements with the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Singapore, China, Republic of Korea and South Africa (Treaties) and France and New Zealand (Memoranda of Understanding or MOU).

The Australian International Co-Production Program is managed by Screen Australia.