The ACTF will continually raise the stakes in children’s media production ... we should never underestimate children’s desire to be informed and challenged as well as entertained.
The Australian Children's Television Fund, or ACTF, is a national producer of children's fictional and educational media, which also fills the role of scrutinising and developing policy for children's television in Australia. From its creative minds have emerged some of Australia's most beloved children's programs.
Established in the 1980s, the ACTF has an eclectic history of collaborations for its shows, from joint projects with The ABC to joining forces with studios from Germany, Poland or China.
- Round the Twist (first aired 1989, 4 seasons)
- The Girl From Tomorrow (first aired 1990, followed by a sequel, The Girl from Tomorrow Part II: Tomorrow's End)
- Lift-Off (first aired 1992, three seasons)
- Spellbinder (first aired 1995, followed by a sequel, Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord)
- Little Elvis Jones and The Truckstoppers (first aired 1997, 2 seasons)
- Noah and Saskia (first aired 2004)
- Dirtgirlworld (first aired 2009, continues to creep the bajeezus out of innocent viewers everywhere)
- My Place (first aired 2009, 2 seasons)
- Dance Academy (first aired 2010, 2 seasons, third season already greenlighted)
- The Genie From Down Under
- Johnson And Friends
- Lockie Leonard
- The Miraculous Mellops