A range of direct and indirect financial incentives are available to productions shooting in South Australia.
16.5%* Location Offset
Rebate of 16.5% Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure (QAPE). Applies to feature films, telemovies and television mini-series or series. Productions must have a minimum spend of A$15m of QAPE.
30%* Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Offset
Rebate of 30% qualifying post, digital and visual effects production (PDV) expenditure. Applies to feature films, telemovies or television mini-series or series. The production must have a total PDV related QAPE of at least A$500,000. The production does not need to be filmed in Australia.
40% Producer Offset (feature films)
A tax-based incentive that provides a 40% rebate of QAPE. Applies to official co-production feature films or features that have Significant Australian Content (SAC). Films must have a minimum production spend of A$500,000.
20% Producer Offset (non-feature films)
A tax-based incentive that provides a 20% rebate of QAPE. Significant Australian Content (SAC) is required. Applies to TV, documentary or other formats.
For more information on the incentives available for productions coming to Australia, visit Ausfim here
Payroll Tax Exemption
A payroll tax exemption on eligible productions shot in SA reduces the film’s payroll total by approximately 4.95 per cent. Note that this is an up-front exemption, not a rebate. To be eligible for the exemption, projects must be produced wholly or substantially within South Australia, employ SA residents, and provide significant economic benefits to the State.
To download the Payroll Tax Exemption Guidelines 2012, please click here.
Cash Flow Facilities
Free and confidential location service (includes script breakdown)
Competitive location fees, living and accommodation costs
Cooperative state and local government authorities are film friendly and make access to locations easy