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AUSTRALIAN Children's TV and vod drama
activity summary

Number produced, hours, budgets, spend and average cost per hour

Next update December 2024

Australian children’s TV and VOD drama is drama made for child audiences, and includes all titles created for TV and online release.

Expenditure on Australian children’s TV and VOD drama was up by 22% on 2021/22, and 10% above the 5-year average, driven by increased average cost-per-hour. The numbers of titles and hours were broadly in line with 2021/22 (up 9% and 4% respectively), but were significantly below the 5-year average (12% and 28% respectively). Increased spend was driven by live-action titles, which grew by 28%. Of the 12 titles that entered production in 2022/23, the ABC commissioned nine. Ten of these titles were supported by Screen Australia, with the agency providing 14% of the total budgets. Meanwhile, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) supported four titles

As part of a broader package of policy changes, in late September 2020, the Australian Government announced changes to content obligations for commercial free-to-air broadcasters – see Television > Content regulation.

For a list of children's titles shot in Australia since 1995/96, see Titles produced.