The Australian Screen Production Incentive supports screen production through generous tax incentives.

https://screenincentives.smartygrants.com.au/

The Australian Screen Production Incentive provides tax incentives for film, television and other screen production in Australia.

Producer Offset

The Producer Offset entitles production companies to a 40 per cent rebate on eligible feature films and 30 per cent on other eligible formats for productions with significant Australian content.

In the Mid-Year Economic Fiscal Outlook, the Australian Government announced it would introduce a new, additional per season minimum expenditure threshold to the Producer Offset so that more Australian drama series can benefit from the scheme. Subject to the passage of legislation, drama series that spend at least $35 million per season in QAPE will now be eligible for the offset. Productions will be able to meet either the new per season threshold, or the existing minimum of $500,000 per hour to access the Producer Offset.

This change will come into effect and apply to drama series that commence principal photography or production of the animated image on or after 1 July 2024.

Location Offset

The Location Offset is a 16.5 per cent rebate that supports the production of large-budget film and television projects filmed in Australia.

In the 2023–24 Budget, the Australian Government announced the Location Offset will increase to 30 per cent from 1 July 2023. New eligibility requirements will also be introduced. For further information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the Location Offset.

Thinking of filming a large-budget film or television production in Australia? Register your production here!

You can now apply for a Location Offset—Provisional Certificate Applications 2023–2024—Screen Incentives (smartygrants.com.au).

You can now apply for a final Location Offset certification online (smartygrants.com.au).

Post, Digital and Visual Effects Offset

The Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Offset is a 30 per cent rebate that supports work on post, digital and visual effects production (PDV) in Australia, regardless of where a project is shot.

You can now apply for a PDV Offset—Provisional Certificate Applications 2023–2024—Screen Incentives (smartygrants.com.au).

You can also now apply for PDV Offset—Final Certificate Applications 2023–2024—Screen Incentives (smartygrants.com.au).

Location Incentive

Due to the increase to the Location Offset rebate rate announced in the 2023–34 Budget, the Location Incentive will stop accepting applications from 30 June 2023. For further information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the Location Incentive.

The objective of the Location Incentive is to ensure that Australia remains competitive in attracting large budget footloose international film and television productions, providing opportunities for Australian cast, crew, post-production companies and other screen production service providers to participate in production. It will contribute to the development of the Australian screen production industry's capabilities and help ensure its future viability.

The Location Incentive focuses on extending the pipeline of production coming to Australia creating new job and training opportunities for Australians. Grants are provided to large budget international screen productions undertaking filming in Australia that perform strongly against the assessment criteria.

Contact

Phone: 02 6271 1543
Email: filmenquiries@arts.gov.au

Please note that we are currently experiencing a high amount of applications and the processing of provisional and final certificates may take longer than usual. Please phone 02 6271 1543 to discuss your application or if you need further details.

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