Bernadette O’Mahony is the Head of Development and Production at the Australian Children’s Television Foundation overseeing the Foundation’s development, production and international distribution activities. She is a highly experienced Producer and Executive Producer of award winning Australian children’s television.

Across her career Bernadette has worked in documentary, current affairs TV, prime time drama, feature films and children’s film and television.

Since joining the ACTF, Bernadette has produced multiple award winning children’s series including Crash Zone, Legacy of the Silver Shadow, Round the Twist, Mortified and The Worst Year of My Life, Again!

She also has an extensive list of Executive Producer credits including series such as Dance Academy, Little Lunch, Ready For This, and Lockie Leonard, the historical drama My Place, sketch comedy series You’re Skitting Me, and wildlife/adventure series Bushwhacked!, as well as the feature films Paper Planes and Dance Academy – The Comeback.  Bernadette is currently executive producing two live action series and an animation for platforms including Netflix, ABC and NITV.


Bernadette will be hosting a Roundtable focused on Children’s television.

Ready, Steady, Pitch!

ACTF is looking for highly original, quality, Australian children’s concepts. In a very competitive local and international market, it is the high end, high quality children’s projects that stand out and will cut through. We want the projects ACTF support to have a strong Australian voice, and point of view. ACTF supports both drama and factual kids content, live action and animation.


Head of Development and Production