Employment in the industry, which includes film, television and games, is on the rise according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, but finding crew and rising costs remain challenges.
Findings from the 8th Film, Television and Digital Games Survey cover the 2021/22 financial year.
Total employment in the sector has grown by 37% since 2015/16, excluding distribution and exhibition activities, which were not included in the previous survey. This reflects the size of the screen workforce, its strength and vital contribution to the Australian economy.
The Australian film industry employed around 55,000 people and contributed over $6 billion in value added* to the Australian economy in 2021/22, making it the largest creative contributor.
Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason said: “It is truly exciting to see that job opportunities and career paths for our talented and skilled workforce are on the rise and that the billion dollar digital games industry is on the rise. full expansion. This goes to show that no matter what your area of passion, there are more opportunities than ever to seek out a career in the Australian film industry.