Game On! Game changing rebates available in South Australia

13 May 2021

Calling all games developers – South Australia is the most attractive destination for your company to establish or relocate to, and was the first jurisdiction in Australia to offer a 10% rebate on video game production.

With the announcement of the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Games Tax Offset 30% rebate on video game production, South Australia is now one of the most globally competitive markets in this industry, closing in on Canada’s lead. 

Digital Games Tax Offset

The Federal Government will introduce a 30% refundable tax offset for eligible businesses that spend a minimum of $500,000 on qualifying Australian games expenditure. This tax offset will make Australia an attractive destination for digital talent. Consultation with industry in mid-2021 will inform the criteria and definition of qualifying expenditure to support the development of digital games. Games with gambling elements or that cannot obtain a classification rating will not be eligible.

Companies already calling Adelaide home

Join world-renowned companies that already call Adelaide home, including:

South Australia also has some of the world’s best VFX studios, including Technicolor’s Mr X and Rising Sun Pictures, alongside emerging research and talent within machine learning (Australian Institute for Machine Learning), and interactive environments and virtual production technology with the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments.

South Australia provides significant cost-advantages across operating environments, salaries and lifestyle.

The Creative Industries team at the Department for Trade and Investment is here to work with you to explore investment opportunities, bespoke greenfield solutions or other options within Adelaide, the centre for creative industries.