The PAC Australia Impact Awards, previously known as the Drover Awards, celebrate excellence in performing arts, leadership, new thinking and best practice, with a focus on lasting impact in communities.
PAC Australia have proudly been recognising excellence in performing arts through these awards since 2003.
In 2022, we have moved to relax the criteria for the awards, as a reflection of our ever-evolving industry and we are excited at the opportunity for more inclusive nominations.
From 2022, there are no award categories or structure for award eligibility. This means members are free to nominate each other, themselves and non-members.
The heart of the new award format remains the recognition of the winners’ contributions to the sector and up to eight awards will be bestowed each year.
Of note, from 2022, the highest achievement in the awards will now be known as the Wendy Blacklock Industry Legend Award, formally known as Touring Legend, and will reward exceptional, long-time service to the performing arts industry, not limited to touring. This Award honours the illustrious career and the services of Wendy Blacklock AM, who was a pioneer of national touring and founder of Performing Lines.