You must lodge an application for Final Approval once the project is completed. This allows us to ensure that the project was made in accordance with the Provisional Approval.
Along with the required application form, you will need to provide:
- a completed Co-production Eligibility Tool
- the Australian Production Audit
- executed long-form agreements for each aspect of the finance plan
- the executed Co-producers’ Agreement
- a copy of the finished project
- a Statutory Declaration verifying the accuracy of the information contained in the application.
If you are seeking Final Producer Offset Certification, this can be applied for at the same time, using Forms A and B. Otherwise, you only need to submit Form A.
How long does it take?
We aim to process final applications within twelve weeks of a complete application and will seek to process both Co-production and Producer Offset applications at the same time. However, we cannot issue a Producer Offset Final Certificate until the project’s final co-production status has been approved, and all relevant Competent Authorities must issue approval jointly.
Provisional Approval before 22 October 2014?
If your project received Provisional Co-production Approval before the new guidelines came into effect on 22 October 2014, the previous guidelines and forms still apply.