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.

About PAC Australia

We support the performing arts industry to tell more stories, to more people, in more relevant ways.


PAC Australia is the national peak body for performing arts centres, presenters and producers across Australia. We connect presenters, producers and artists through our membership program and at our flagship event, the Australian Performing Arts Exchange (APAX). PAC Australia advocates for our members on a national level with government and key stakeholders. We conduct research and publish insights on the latest trends and thinking in the performing arts and host training programs specifically designed to develop and enhance the presentation of the performing arts in Australia.

Our Vision and Purpose


Our Vision is that all Australian communities are connected to stories that shape and reflect their lives, their culture and the places in which they live.

Our Purpose is to unlock the potential of performing arts presenters and creators to transform and expand opportunities for audiences across Australia.

Our Roles


Connection – We connect performance makers and presenters to create shared understanding and mutually beneficial outcomes that support the presentation and mobility of performing arts activity.

Leadership – We identify key industry issues and set the agenda to progress those issues, both independently and through collaborative action with strategic partners. We promote the value, and advocate for the needs of people and organisations in the performing arts industry.

Best Practice Development – We provide information to help individuals and organisations in our membership develop best practice in presenting and audience development.

PAC Australia Members


Our 250+ members include arts centres, independent producers and producing companies, festivals, performing arts consultants, agencies and funding bodies. Annually PAC Australia members present in excess of 64,000 events, with over 12 million attendances.

PAC Australia members have the lobbying and advocacy power of Australia’s national performing arts peak body behind them, and in front of them leading the way with national strategic initiatives.

View PAC Australia Members.