South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.


100. Screen industry:

Increase South Australia’s share of Australian film and screen production to 6% by 2020

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

This measure includes the production of feature films and TV drama programs (mini-series, telemovies and series/serials).

3 November 2016 saw the release of the 2015-16 Screen Australia Drama Report, which reports the results of film and television activity across Australia in the past twelve months. The level of activity in South Australia increased slightly to 3% from 2014-15 result of 2%. This is still low in comparison with the unusually high level of production activity in 2013-14 when South Australia reached 9% of drama production on the back of a significantly increased number of productions around the ANZAC Centenary theme.

According to the Screen Australia Drama Report 2016-17, although the percentage level stayed the same at 3%,

South Australian expenditure rose significantly on the previous two years due to Australian feature films Cargo and Hotel Mumbai shooting here as well as the Chinese TV series, Speed. Foreign titles Logan and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams both undertook PDV-only work in South Australia.

Lead Agency

Department of State Development, Arts SA