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PDV Offset

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

Administrative Guidance

Incentives Factsheet 2018


Nick Herd, Manager, Policy and Research

38 Driver Ave, Moore Park

Sydney, NSW 2021



30% Rebate

Project Criteria


Qualified Spend

PDV QAPE relates to expenditure on goods and services provided in Australia and the use of goods in Australia at the time they are used in making the production, to the extent that this expenditure relates to:

  • creation of audio or visual effects
  • editing and mixing of audio and visual effects
  • activities that are reasonably releated to these activities 
  • salaries, per diems, and travel for PDV related staff and crew, as well as rental of relevant facilities and equipment. If non-cast personnel enter Australia to work on the film, they need to be employeed for at least two consecutive calendar weeks to be included as QAPE
Program Guidelines




Additional Considerations
  • Can be combined with state, territory, and local government incentives.
  • A producer may access only one of the Australian Government offsets for each eligible project.
  • Productions do not need to be filmed in Australia.
  • Applicants for the PDV Offset must be an Australian company, or a non-resident company with a permanent establishment in Australia and an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • The applicant must be responsible for all the activities that were necessary for PDV production in Australia