"Government assistance [in Melbourne] has been huge"
Producer, Don't be Afraid of the Dark
"Film Victoria's incentives made it possible"
Executive Producer, Don't be Afraid of the Dark
Our State and Federal Governments strongly support the film and television industry through generous financial incentives. Both levels of Government assistance can be accessed by a single production.
Film Victoria, the Victorian Government’s film investment vehicle, offers two incentive programs to encourage film makers to bring their projects to Victoria. The incentives are a simple grant system, provided in the form of a cash rebate at the end of production.
Our generous PIAF grants are designed to attract footloose productions (i.e. projects which have qualified interstate and/or international alternatives) to post produce or complete VFX on feature films or television series in Victoria.
Our RLAF grant is designed to encourage local and footloose productions (i.e. projects which have qualified interstate and/or international alternatives) to use locations outside metropolitan Melbourne.
We can also offer information on investment funding for coproduction or joint venture projects. Visit the Film Victoria website for more information.
Incentive grants are negotiated on a project by project basis. To find out more about how our state incentives can benefit your production please contact Sue Edwards, Manager - Production Incentives and Business Support on +61 3 9660 3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Screen Australia is the Federal Government funding body for the Australian screen production industry. It actively supports and promotes the development of a highly creative, innovative and commercially sustainable Australian screen production industry.
They offer three mutually exclusive funding strands:
A 16.5% rebate on qualifying expenditure to large budget film and television productions which film in Australia.
A 30% rebate to projects that spend at least AU$500,000 on post, digital and visual effects work in Australia, regardless of where the production was shot.
For information about the Location and Post/Digital/VFX offsets please contact:
Office for the Arts, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Governments (OFTA).
Caroline Fulton, Director +61 2 6275 9514
Rob Hall, Program Officer +61 2 6275 9629
The Producer Offset is designed to encourage the production of Australian film and television projects. A 40% rebate on qualifying expenditure for feature films and a 20% rebate of qualifying expenditure on all other formats is available.
Eligible projects must have Significant Australian Content in order to be entitled to this incentive. Screen Australia considers the following when assessing Significant Australian Content:
Official co-productions automatically meet the significant Australian content test.