Australian Producer Offset for official treaty feature film co-productions of 40% of all Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure (QAPE).
PDV ( Post, Digital and Visual Effects) Offset of 30% of Australian spend.
Location Offset for International Films shooting in Australia 16.5%. (Not official treaty co-productions).
Co-Production films are “Joint Investing and Copyright Co-Production Films” and meet the conditions set out in the official China/Australia Film Co-Production Treaty. A co-production is eligible for a rebate of 40% of its Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure (QAPE). Please see Official Coproduction Guidelines.
PDV offset is a 30% rebate on the QAPE that relates to post, digital and visual effects production for a film. Please see the Guidelines to the Australian Screen Production Incentive Location and PDV Offsets.
Location offset provides a 16.5% rebate for film and television projects filmed in Australia with a Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure (QAPE) of at least $15m AUD. Please see the Guidelines to the Australian Screen Production Incentive Location and PDV Offsets.
Most states in Australia provide assistance to filmmakers, both local and international. Please see their websites or contact us for further information.
Always check to see if the location you are working in offers further financial incentives. Many states have additional funds available if producers shoot in rural or regional areas, and in the case of Queensland’s Gold Coast, the local city council also offers an incentive.