Please help us with IGEA Game Development Survey for the Financial Year 2018-2019


IGEA is the peak industry association advocating and educating on behalf of the Australian video games industry. Our advocacy and lobbying efforts support Australian game developers, publishers and distributors of varying sizes, from various locations across the country.

An essential tool in our lobbying process is to present government and policy makers with information that is evidence based. This evidence needs to be consistent, reliable, accurate and representative of the industry we represent. We’ve seen the success of such data with our consumer-focused Digital Australia series of research with those statistics cited in numerous government reports, government submissions, policy and media stories.

Over the past few years we have conducted two surveys specifically focused on the Australian game development industry. This data has allowed us to better inform, educate and lobby on behalf of all the industry. We have used the data often to illustrate how creative, innovative and important the growing games development sector in Australia is, plus how we compare to other countries, many of which operate in a supported environment.

Good data is consistent, current and timely, so we are now conducting the 3rd independent survey and once again, we need your help in providing information on your business and our industry.

Given the importance of this data to further the lobbying effort, we are asking for your support by completing this survey for the 2018-19 financial year.  To complete the survey, you will need to have an ABN (we don’t need to see it) and also be directly involved in the development of games, whether that be developing your own IP, contracting your development services to other parties or publishing games for other developers.

Individual responses to this survey will be strictly confidential and any information provided will only ever be reported in an aggregated form. To ensure your confidentiality, IGEA has again engaged an independent company, Tim Thorpe Consulting, to conduct the survey, the same company that collects and analyses the data for the NZGDA. Tim Thorpe Consulting is based in Wellington and undertook the surveys on our behalf previously.

As per the instructions on the survey, we ask that you please enter all financial data in Australian Dollars and, if possible, please provide the information for your last financial year (2018 -19) unless otherwise stated.  We ask that you complete the survey by 31 October 2019.  The survey can be found here

The survey should take around 20 mins to complete and we have attached an example of the survey so you know what to expect. If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact:


Ron Curry (CEO, IGEA) – 0419 034 286

Tim Thorpe (Tim Thorpe Consulting) – +64 21 895 980

Thank you for your contribution and commitment to the ongoing success of the Australian game development industry.




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