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.

Drover Awards – Call for Eligible Productions

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Is your touring production eligible for the 2019 Drover Awards?


The Drover Awards are presented at the annual PAC Australia conference – this year’s conference REAP and our national Performing Arts Exchange will held be in Caloundra 26-29 August and the Drover’s will be awarded during the conference dinner on Thursday, 29th August.

The Drover for TOUR OF THE YEAR recognises both the production company’s outstanding commitment to touring and the tour coordinator’s delivery of exceptional touring services.

Tour productions are eligible for award nomination if the tour:

~ was completed during the period 1 May 2018 – April 30 2019

~ included at least five PAC Australia member venues (you can find a list of PAC Australia venues here).

Any of the following tours are eligible:

~ Tours funded by Playing Australia

~ Tours funded by State Ministries

~ Tours that are not funded


New in 2019 

Any producer or artist can enter the Drover Awards for Tour of the Year however,  in order to become a finalist you must be a PAC Australia Member.
Don’t fret! If you aren’t already a PAC Australia member and your production is considered to be a finalist we will contact you about joining, or you can join now.


The process from here…
Please send your list of eligible productions by Wednesday 22nd May to We require the name of the production, the producer and tour coordinator (if applicable) and the list of venues on your tour.

Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch at any time.
To review the Drovers guidelines click here.