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partner countries

Since the Australia/Canada co-production treaty was signed in 1990, Canada has become Australia’s most active partner country, with a total of 63 official co-productions to date.

Four projects (three features and one TV drama) were made in the first year of the agreement and by 1997 the partnership was yielding consistent output, peaking in 2007 with seven projects. 

More about Canada

Overall co-production activity

No. of partner countries 54
ECCC Signatory No

Co-production summary

Type of agreement Treaty
Date signed 23 July 1990
Entry into force 26 September 1990
Number of co-productions* 63
 – Features 10
 – TV drama 17
 – Animation 25
 – Documentaries 11
Average per year 2.2
Total budget of co-productions* $577m
Australian contribution levels Min: 30%
Max: 70%

* Includes three three-way co-productions (Australia/Canada/United Kingdom, Australia/Canada/Italy, Australia/Canada/Singapore, Australia/Canada/Germany).