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Applying for funding

Applicants and projects must meet the general eligibility and delivery requirements set out in Screen Australia's Terms of Trade, as well as the specific requirements of the program guidelines.

Applications must be made on the relevant application form, and include all supporting material listed on that form. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Unless invited to reapply (in the context of managing available funds), a project that has been declined can only be re-submitted if substantial changes have been made. Generally, after two unsuccessful submissions, no further applications for that project will be accepted.

Budget requirements

Budgets must be presented in the A-Z Budget format, available in the 'doing business with us' document library and the 'tools and insights' libraries under the relevant format in Funding and Support. Fees should comply with industry norms. They will be considered in the context of the budget and track record of the personnel.

Please refer to the specific guidelines of the program you are applying for to obtain the exact submission requirements.

Foreign actors

Screen Australia encourages producers to engage with the Foreign Actor Certification Scheme (FACS) process early if they intend to bring foreign actors into Australia to be a part of any production. Separate to any requirement from Screen Australia, a production must meet the requirements of this scheme, the details of which can be found here.

Official co-productions

Projects approved as Official Co-productions are eligible for, but not automatically guaranteed of, direct Screen Australia support.