Game on: more than playing around

The future of Australia's video game development industry

29 April 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-413-9

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1126KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 10KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 143KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 7KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 90KB)

Terms of reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Overview of the Australian video game industry (PDF 135KB)

Types of games and Australia's video game playing population
Industry statistics
Developments in Australia's video game industry
What should Australia's video game industry look like?

Chapter 3 - Government support for the video game industry (PDF 153KB)

The former Australian Interactive Games Fund
Current Commonwealth support
State government support
Government support available in other countries
The case for government support in Australia

Chapter 4 - Policy options for consideration (PDF 272KB)

Calls for a successor to the Australian Interactive Games Fund
Extension of the producer tax offset to include video games
Other finance, taxation and regulatory issues
Gaming conventions and trade missions
Innovation hubs and shared workspaces
Advice to government
Internet infrastructure
Other matters

Chapter 5 - Committee view and recommendations (PDF 113KB)

A recent history of challenges and setbacks
The Australian Government could assist the industry to reach its potential

Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents and answers to questions on notice (PDF 83KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 120KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526