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Producer 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



20-40% Rebate

Project Criteria

A$500K(film/episode); A$1M (season)

Qualified Spend

Producer Offset QAPE generally covers the production expenditure for the film or TV program in relation to:

  • Goods and services provided in Australia
  • The use of land in Australia
  • The use of goods in Australia at the time they are used in making the film
  • Where the subject matter of a film reasonably requires the foreign location, expenditure in a foreign country on goods and services supplied by, or for Australian residents, only during principal photography.
Program Guidelines



Production Resources
  • 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.
  • Payment is usually made in four weeks from lodgement with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).