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