The MPDAA is a non-profit organisation which undertakes the collection of film exhibition information relating to box-office, admissions and admission prices, theatres, release details, censorship classifications, and so forth, in order to provide meaningful statistics on the film industry in Australia to the Members and associated persons, the media and trade publications.
The MPDAA was founded on 6 July 1926 to:
- promote the motion picture industry and popularise the screen as a method of public entertainment;
- represent the interests of the motion picture industry before government, departmental authorities, public bodies & officials;
- act as a central medium of useful information for members and affiliates;
- to make donations to charitable or benevolent funds directly or indirectly connected to the motion picture industry.