The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.

Festival of Outback Opera

Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.

Auto Cannibal

Auto Cannibal by Australasian Dance Collective and Beijing Dance LDTX,
Choreographed by Stephanie Lake. Photo by Jade Ellis.


Zoom by Patch Theatre. Photo by Matt Byrne.

Trash Talk

Trash Talk by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.

So long suckers 2

So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.

Curious Legends

Curious Legends

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.


Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.

River Linked Live Virtual Concert

River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.

HOTA Home of the Arts

HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.

The Butch is Back

The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.

Join PAC Australia

Is it Right For Me?


PAC Australia members include presenters, producers, funding bodies, peak bodies and service organisations. If you have a professional interest in the performing arts in Australia, PAX Australia is for you. PAC Australia has a focus on the business of presenting. We represent an holistic approach that encompasses the full gamut of activity that presenting involves – research and development, host to performances, marketing and audience development, access and community engagement and curated programming and producing.


We welcome new members including presenters, festivals, producers, agents, consultants, service organisations and government bodies.


Organisations with a turnover under $1M p.a. who are considering applying for Ordinary membership may be eligible for a 50% discount in the first year.



Benefits of Membership


As a member of PAC Australia you can:

  • keep abreast of the latest information affecting the sector,
  • access benchmarking and best practice information,
  • find support and information from colleagues, and
  • be part of an organisation that is your advocate on national issues.


Here’s some of the specific advantages to being a PAC Australia member

  1. Got a question or got a problem? Ask your colleagues via the private members online discussion group. We’ve all been in that position, so there are no dumb questions! Get support and information from colleagues who have the collective knowledge of hundreds of years of experience in the performing arts.
  2. Your marketing and operations/technical staff will also benefit from access to dedicated online discussion groups for marketing and specific venue issues. You can sign up multiple staff to the discussion groups.
  3. Want to have a private conversation with a colleague or email a member about a show? Our Membership Directory is free of charge for members (normally $220) in a format (Excel/CSV) that can be imported to most databases and contact list applications. Find contact details for marketing and technical staff as well as organisation and venue managers.
  4. Want a voice at a national level? Ordinary Members may vote and run for the Board, offering an opportunity for you to make a difference and help create policy at a national level.
  5. You can profile your organisation through the APACA website.
  6. Access venue technical specifications easily from APACA’s website to help tour planning and venue comparison.
  7. Get access to professional development at the annual PAC Australia Conference (*******LINK TO CONFERENCE PAGE********)   and receive a significant fee discount (up to $400). The national conference provides relevant and topical professional development, critical debate as well as unequalled networking opportunities.
  8. Benchmark your organisation’s operations, salaries and venue charges using APACA’s Salaries and Venue Charges Report as well as the Economic Activity Report (******LINK TO BENCHMARKING REPORTS PAGE*******) which are free to participating Ordinary (venue) Members and discounted for Associate Members.
  9. Stay on top of benchmark codes and best practice guides in regard to industry issues such as touring and workplace health and safety.
  10. Leave the submission writing to PAC Australia – we advocate to government on behalf of members on a range of important industry issues. We also maintain relationships with national performing arts networks and other relevant bodies to participate in strategic planning for industry improvement.



Membership Types and Fees


There are three categories of APACA Membership:

  • Ordinary Members consist of organisations who present performing arts activity as one of their primary functions. These organisations could be arts centres/venues, festivals or production companies. If you have a venue in which you present work other than that you self-produce, whether through curation or hire, you can only join as an Ordinary Member.
  • Associate Members consist of other individuals or organisations that assist in the presentation of the performing arts and/or bring together performance and audiences.
  • Affiliate Members are consultants or providers whose central business is not the direct creation or promotion of the performing arts but who provide support services to other member organisations e.g. architects, venue planners and business consultants.


If you are contemplating joining (or re-joining) PAC Australia and your organisation’s turnover is less than $1M, you could be eligible to receive a 50% discount in the first year.


The following membership fees then apply:

  • Ordinary Members $1,290 inc GST
  • Associate Members $450 inc GST
  • Affiliate Members (Tier One*) $450 inc GST
  • Affiliate Members (Tier Two*) $520 inc GST



Ready to join?


Click here to complete your membership application form.


*Tier One Affiliate members are sole traders or organisations with less than 3 FTE employees. Tier Two Affiliate members are organisations with more than 3 FTE employees.