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Location Incentive

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Applicant Information

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Before starting this application you should ensure that you have read and understood the Location Incentive Guidelines.

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Please note that all information provided by the applicant will be held by the Department on a strictly commercial-in-confidence basis.



 To be eligible for funding, applicants must:

  • be an Australian resident company with an Australian Business Number (ABN), or
  • be a foreign resident company that has an Australian Business Number (ABN) and is operating through a permanent establishment in Australia.
  • be the company that will carry out, or be responsible for making the arrangements for the carrying out of, all the activities that are necessary for the making of the production in Australia.

While not meeting the above requirements will not disqualify you from submitting an application, they must be met before entering into a funding agreement.

To be eligible for funding, productions must:

  • be an eligible format:
    • a feature film or film of a like nature (e.g. telemovie), excluding feature documentaries.
    • a miniseries of television drama.
    • a television series (including documentary).
  • for a television series, be completed within the given time frame:
    • for a television series that is predominantly an animation, the making of the series must be completed within 36 months.
    • for a television series that is not predominantly an animation, principal photography for the series must be completed within 12 months.
  • meet or exceed the expenditure thresholds:
    • $15 million of qualifying Australian production expenditure (QAPE - Australian Dollars).
    • for a television series, $1 million of QAPE per hour (Australian Dollars).
  • not have accessed or intend to access any of the below Australian Government incentives:
    • the Post, Digital and Visual Effects Offset.
    • the Producer Offset.
    • Division 10B of Part III of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.
    • Division 10BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

In addition, productions seeking funding through the Location Incentive must:

  • commence principal photography, or for animations commence production of the visual image, in Australia on or after 1 July 2018.
  • have confirmed support from one or more Australian state or territory governments (i.e. financial, in-kind), or be in advanced stages of negotiations.
  • utilise the services of one or more Australian providers of post, digital or visual effects services.

Supporting documentation must be attached at the end of this application form. 

Contact Details

If you require any assistance in completing the form please contact the Screen Industry Section on:


+61(0)2 6271 1543

Mailing Address
Screen Industry Section
Department of Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 2154
Canberra ACT 2601 AUSTRALIA