Victoria Powering More Video Games Industry Jobs
30 August 2023, In addition to its many generous support mechanisms already in place for the Victorian video games industry, the Andrews Labor Government today announced a digital games and visual effects rebate to strengthen Victoria’s position as a global leader in games and screen production.
The rebate intends to attract more businesses and jobs to Victoria. Historically the leading state in Australia for supporting the games development sector, this is just one more, high-powered tool in Victoria’s arsenal, cementing its commitment to the creative industries.
IGEA is incredibly excited to see the Victorian Digital Screen Rebate complementing other support mechanisms available to the sector. The Victorian Digital Screen Rebate is designed to attract international projects and investment to Victoria, with successful projects eligible for a rebate of up to 10% of qualifying expenditure. In a first for Victoria, locally owned companies employing Victorians will be eligible to apply for a rebate of up to 15% of qualifying expenditure.
Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA, commented, “The missing ingredient in Victoria’s offering for game developer support has been a digital games and visual effects rebate. Through the work of the Minister for Creative Industries, Steve Dimopoulos, and the team at VicScreen led by Caroline Pitcher, Victoria has seriously upped the game on attracting new businesses to the state, creating an environment for existing and new businesses to thrive and succeed.
“We thank the Premier, the Minister, and their teams for their demonstrable faith in our industry and in Victoria’s commitment to being the leading state in video game development.”
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- Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA
IGEA (Interactive Games & Entertainment Association) is the peak industry association representing the voice of Australian and New Zealand companies in the computer and video games industry. IGEA supports the games industry’s business and public policy interests through advocacy, research and education programs. For more information, please visit www.igea.net