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.

PAC Australia’s legal structure has now changed.

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The executive and board of PAC Australia are pleased to confirm that the process to transition to the organistion from an incorporated association to a company limited by guarantee is now complete.

– The Australian Performing Arts Centres Association Incorporated has now officially been deregistered as an association with Access Canberra;

– The organisation is now registered with ASIC as Australian Performing Arts Centres Limited, as a company limited by guarantee

– The registered business name Performing Arts Connections Australia has transferred to this new entity.


As members would be aware, last year the executive undertook a review of the organisation’s structure in preparation to register with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) and apply for DGR status. The advice at the time, endorsed by the board, the Governance Committee, and through members consultation, was that the organisation has evolved to such a degree that an incorporated association is no longer an appropriate structure for an organisation of our size and remit.

PAC Australia is still guided by the constitution as adopted by the membership at last year’s Annual General Meeting. The constitution remains largely the same and, of course, we maintain our structure as a member-based organisation – all existing membership rights and categories are preserved. Aside from additional obligations of the board that will be required to manage DGR status, board member powers have also not changed.

Members and other stakeholders may wish to update their records to reflect our new ACN and ABN – all other details about PAC Australia remain the same, for now.

ACN: 664 813 987

ABN: 31 664 813 987

This is a significant moment in the history and evolution of PAC Australia. The board and executive thank all our members who have supported this process.