Australian content Video releases Number of Australian feature films released on video (DVD and VHS) in Australia, 1985–2015 Next update April 2017 An average of 30 Australian feature films (including co-productions) have been released for the first time on video each year since 1985, initially on VHS, with DVD releases starting in the late 1990s. In 2007, VHS ceased to be a release format for Australian films. A substantial number of back catalogue titles have also been released on DVD, with 178 titles from the mid-1990s or earlier released in this format between 1998 and 2006, although this is now tapering off. These are not included in the figures below. The first Blu-ray release of an Australian film occurred in 2008. Increasingly, Australian films are being released on Blu-ray as well as DVD, especially large- and medium-budget productions, and a small number of back catalogue titles have been re-released on Blu-ray. These also are not included in the figures below. Total video1 Total 1985–2015 921 Annual av. 1985–2015 30 Annual averages 1985–1989 42 1990–1994 21 1995–1999 27 2000–2004 20 2005–2009 26 2010 26 2011 49 2012 31 2013 43 2014 43 2015 38 Source: Compiled by Screen Australia. Notes: Includes Australian productions, official co-productions and other productions with overseas partners where creative control is shared (i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions). First releases only. Includes VHS releases from 1985 until the end of 2006, and DVD releases from 1998. 1. Includes eight VHS releases and one DVD release where the exact date of release is not known.