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The 15% Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Attraction Incentive aims to attract footloose* screen projects to use PDV facilities in Queensland.

*A project is considered footloose if there is evidence of genuine interstate or international PDV destination alternatives.

Application deadlines

(The below dates are in AEST)

Application DeadlineBoard Meeting
Wednesday, 3 March 2021Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Wednesday, 5 May 2021Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Wednesday, 7 July 2021Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Wednesday, 1 September 2021Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Wednesday, 27 October 2021Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Application Guidelines

PDV Inventive Aim

The Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Incentive aims to attract footloose screen projects to utilise PDV facilities in Queensland.

The objectives of the incentive are to:

  • increase the level of PDV work in the State of Queensland;
  • increase skills development and employment opportunities for Queenslanders working in the PDV sector; and
  • increase business activity for Queensland based PDV companies.

For  projects  undertaking  physical  production  in  Queensland  see  our Production Attraction Incentive guidelines.


This incentive program is open to all Australian and international producers, production companies and studios with screen projects that:

  • are spending a minimum of AU$500,000 on qualifying PDV work in Queensland (qualifying PDV work as defined under the Australian Federal Government’s PDV Offset, with all resulting expenditure incurred and retained in Queensland);
  • are footloose (i.e., there is evidence of genuine interstate or international PDV destination alternatives);
  • are engaging a majority of screen industry practitioners who are Bona Fide Queensland residents.

Please read the incentive guidelines for the full eligibility requirements. 

Incentive Amount

The incentive is generally calculated at fifteen percent (15%) of the qualifying Queensland PDV expenditure. The incentive amount will be at the discretion of the relevant delegated authority and is subject to the availability of funding at the time of application.

Assessment criteria

Applications for the PDV Incentive are assessed in accordance with these guidelines, with a focus on the following criteria:

  • Economic Benefits – Will the project deliver economic benefits to Queensland (e.g. inward investment (qualifying Queensland PDV expenditure) and onward economic benefits)?
  • Industry Benefits – Will the project deliver industry benefits to Queensland (e.g. opportunities for businesses and screen practitioners to secure work, to promote growth and success, and for training and skills development)?
Application Process

Applications must be made online through Screen Queensland’s SmartyGrants system.  The online application form above is available to preview prior to starting. 

During the application process applicants will be required to provide key information and documentation. A full list is available in the incentive guidelines above. 

Please contact Naomi Wenck (Production Attraction and Investment Director) with any questions regarding the application. 

IMPORTANT: Documents to read before you apply


Screen Queensland is keen to help you put forward your best application, so please contact us should you have any questions.

Naomi Wenck, Production Attraction and Investment Director 
+61 7 3248 0500