Arts Grants

Location Incentive (GO1543)

The objective of this grant is to ensure that Australia remains competitive in attracting large budget international film and television productions, thereby providing employment opportunities for Australian cast and crew, as well as commercial opportunities for post-production companies and other screen production service providers.  

The expected outcome is that on average two to three large budget international screen productions will be filmed each year in Australia.

The grant amount is $35 million each year over four years.

Closing date 30 June 2023. 

Grant Guidelines


Indigenous Program

Funds are available through Screen Australia to invest in outstanding television drama projects which are based on strong, original ideas and can demonstrate the potential to reach an audience.

Production investment is intended primarily to assist in the professional development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander key creatives, as well as to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers to extend their vision and skills.

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National Cultural Heritage Account

This grant helps Australian public cultural institutions buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford. These institutions include museums, art galleries, libraries, archives, historic buildings, national trusts, local history museums and galleries, and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander keeping places for sacred/secret material.

This grant ensures that Australian protected objects are kept in Australia, preserved and made accessible to the public.

Applications can be made at any time. Funding is approved on a case-by-case basis.

$500,000 is available each year.

For more information on cultural heritage grants, please click here.


Screen NSW

Production Support: Time Critical Shooting

$10, 000 maximum

Closes 30 June 2020

Travel Support: Market Travel

$5,000 mamximum

Closes 30 June 2020

Advanced Development

$50, 000 maximum

Closes 30 June 2020

Travel Support: Festival Travel

$5,000 maximum

Closes 30 June 2020

Early Development

Maximum $50, 000 but it is expected that most requests are between $2,000 and $20,000.

Closes 30 June 2020


Strategic Opportunities Program

Maximum $2,000

Closes 30 June 2020


Location Scouts and Inbound Program

Encourages screen projects to film in Sydney and NSW. Eligible projects include feature films, telemovies, mini-series, tv-series, reality shows.

Closes 30 June 2020