Latest from the ACTF Blog

Building Cultural Competence through Children’s Content

Janine Kelly
16 August 2019
Quality local content provides vicarious experiences that build children’s intercultural understanding, explains ACTF Curriculum Officer Janine Kelly.
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Feeling Seen On Screen – Why Australian Teen TV is So Important

Jenna Guillaume
15 August 2019
Classic Aussie teen drama Heartbreak High was a shared cultural experience for the generation of Australians that grew up watching it. How did it manage to get under our skin and find a special place in our hearts, and why is this so important? Writer and Heartbreak High aficionado Jenna Guilluame laments the absence of Australian teen drama today, and the missed opportunity this represents.
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‘Making up games is more important than you think’: why Bluey is a font of parenting wisdom

Koa Whittingham, Amy Mitchell and Ben Mitchell
22 July 2019
University of Queensland researchers explain how the messages in Bluey are remarkably consistent with the scientific literature on parenting and parental wellbeing.
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Policy and Submissions

As an investor, producer and international distributor of children’s television, the ACTF has valuable insights into the issues affecting children’s television in Australia. We use this vast experience to help develop new policies for the children’s television production industry.

Policy and Submissions

Our Mission

The ACTF is committed to providing Australian children with entertaining media made especially for them.

To achieve this, we provide funding to Australian producers and contribute to policy development in the children's television space. 

What's On TV? provides the latest Australian broadcast dates and times for our programs.


The ACTF provides children with engaging media that also informs and inspires. We give students the opportunity to hear compelling Australian stories in Australian voices, which contributes to their cultural and educational experiences.

Visit Education to view our content, curriculum-aligned teaching resources, and to read about education news and events.


Worldwide Program Sales

The ACTF's children's programs are shown in more than 100 countries around the world.

Visit Worldwide Program Sales to browse the entire catalogue and meet our team – and visit us in person at MIPTV, MIPCOM and the Asia TV Forum each year.

Funding & Support

The ACTF provides funding and support to independent producers and writers of quality children's programs.

By helping these people develop new children's programs, we remain true to our goal of creating programs that children, parents and educators can rely on to be engaging, entertaining, accessible, creative and innovative. 

Funding & Support

Browse the ACTF Shop

Our broad range of media products – which cover many different themes and topics – are designed to engage with the students in your classroom. There are programs available for most curriculum areas, catering for all grades through primary and high school. Browse our educational products and find a quality teaching resource for your classroom.