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 the Drovers


The PAC Australia Drovers Awards were instigated in 2003 to recognise excellence in performing arts touring. The purpose of the awards is to:

  • Acknowledge the skill and expertise required for touring.
  • Promote the importance of touring for PAC Australia members.
  • Encourage excellence.
  • Reward and show our appreciation for the excellence, hard work and dedication demonstrated by touring companies.


In 2022 a new Awards format will be announced. We will post more information on this page soon.

In the meantime, please find below information from the most recent Awards.

Due to COVID-19, PAC Australia have not held our Awards since 2019.

PAC Australia would like to congratulate the following finalists and winners of the 16th annual Drover Awards.

2019 Drover Award for Performing Arts Centre of the Year – Finalists

The Art House Wyong
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre – WINNER
Merrigong Theatre Company
Queens Park Theatre

2019 Drover Award for Tour of the Year – Finalists

Cockfight – WINNER
Producer: The Farm & Performing Lines 
Tour Coordinator: Performing Lines in association with Arts on Tour 

The Beginning of Nature
Producer: Australian Dance Theatre

In Between Two
Producer: Contemporary Asian Australian Performance
Tour Coordinator: Arts on Tour