Documentary Australia

Happy 15th Birthday Documentary Australia!

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Documentary Australia is 15 and what we would like for our birthday is…

…to be able to continue to do what we do best for another 15 years and beyond. We support powerful stories for positive social change. And for this, we need your assistance.

Please consider donating or committing to a multi-year pledge so we can keep supporting storytellers and facilitate the connection of talented filmmakers with like-minded funders, educators, policymakers, and community groups.

In our 15th year, we are aiming to raise $150,000. This funding enables Documentary Australia to keep the lights on, for our small but mighty team to work hard at what we do, and to build capacity for filmmakers and their impactful documentaries.

“Funding a documentary can bring about social change in a way that direct donations often can’t.  Documentary Australia allows you to partner with filmmakers to make sure that vital stories get told and seen, and to do it tax effectively.” – Dr Mitzi Goldman, CEO of Documentary Australia

Join our community of changemakers

Some of Australia’s most respected and forward-thinking philanthropists and foundations have pledged their multi-year support. They recognise that social change is a long game that takes time and, when it comes to changing the values, mindsets and rules of a system, storytelling is the foundation for creating change.

We invite you to join them.

This donation page is secure and all contributions of AUD$2 and over are tax-deductible.

Thank you for your generosity and support for this special birthday!

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Help make a difference with documentary

Documentary Australia is a unique not-for-profit that ensures important stories are told, seen and achieve social impact outcomes. Find out how to join our community for powerful change below:

We support documentaries that inspire change across a broad range of issues

Our Programs

Environmental Accelerator


Documentary Australia is committed to increasing engagement with environmental issues and empowering action to protect the planet, using documentary storytelling as a tool to create change. Launched in November 2022, the Environmental Accelerator amplifies the impact of up to 10 documentary projects over three years to increase awareness and motivating action for the environment.



SheDoc 2023 will elevate the career of up to six female-identifying filmmakers per year, particularly in key creative roles under-represented by women. Our vision is to provide talented women with resources and support for their professional development in order to help elevate issues relating to women and girls with an emphasis on gender-equity in documentary storytelling.

Impact Producer Program

Documentary Australia launched the Impact Producer Program in 2023 – a new ten-month professional development program that aims to train the next generation of Impact Producers. This program is the first of its kind in Australia, developed in response to the increasingly unmet demand for experienced professionals to undertake this role.

Centralised Indigenous Fellowship

Launched in 2019, the Centralised Indigenous Fellowship aims to create a bespoke career development program for First Nations documentary filmmakers to increase their skills and knowldge and share their stories. This enables a the career advancement of a new generation of Aboriginal screen storytellers and encourages generations that come after them.

We use stories to incite action and create impact on vital social issues

Impact - Our Story
Annual Report 2021/2022

Documentary Australia met or exceeded its targets in FY 2021/22, delivering on our strategy to support great films, great partnerships and great impact. The evidence confirms what we have always known: that the demand for, and impact of, documentary film only increases, and within the documentary ecosystem in Australia Documentary Australia’s role is unrivalled.