Australia stimulates employment in film industry

Type of institution
National Government
  • Support for sectors of the cultural and creative industries
    • Stimulating demand
    • Relief from taxes and social charges
Type of measure
Relaunch of the sector
July 2020

In July 2020, the Government injected 400 million Australian dollars (US$ 285 million) into stimulating employment in the film industry, especially behind-the-scenes jobs, and incentivizing producers to choose Australia as their film location. Supplementing an existing program that provided tax rebates for major film productions, this new location incentive was extended to 2026 and is expected to create 8,000 jobs in Australia. To date, 123 million Australian dollars (US$ 87 million) have already been earmarked for 10 major film projects, which will bring in almost 1 billion Australian dollars (US$ 710 million) and create 9,000 jobs.

(See Film industry incentives 2020)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts