Benchmarking Reports

2019 PAC Australia Member Economic Activity and Venue Charges & Salaries Reports out now!

Our two key industry reports are now available to help drive your business development and broader sector development. The 2019 survey respondents represented a wide range of performing arts centres, demonstrating the breadth of PAC Australia membership. With more content this year, the reports provide even more valuable information, particularly around attendances, programming, and policies.

Our 2019 Economic Activity Report measures the scale of operations and economic activity of performing arts centres nationally. The survey provides benchmarking data to assist management of arts centres and support planning for new performance spaces and programs.

Our 2019 Venue Charges and Salaries Report provides comprehensive industry information as a tool for performing arts centres to review the salaries and charges associated with arts centre operation and to benchmark against others nationally.

Members having completed the surveys contributing to the reports receive the associated report free of charge. Reports and access to the Online Benchmarking Dashboard are available for purchase to non-participating members and the wider industry. Members receive significant discounts.

Please be in touch if you’re interested in purchasing the Venue Charges and Salaries report or dashboard access.


And proudly introducing…

Our dashboard platform is here.

PAC Australia (with support from CircuitWest) is now able to present the reports in an online, searchable format. This means that you can now  compare standards such as staffing levels, salaries, turnover, attendance, levels of entrepreneurial activity etc.

Contact us for details about accessing the dashboard.

Members who participated in the data collection can access the dashboard for free. Click here to check if your organisation is included.

For more information on whether the dashboard is suitable for your organisation or to get some tips on using the dashboard, check out the video below (recording of our webinar held in February).


PAC Australia Benchmarking Dashboard Webinar from PAC Australia on Vimeo.



The 2013, 2015 & 2017 Economic Activity and Venue Charges & Salaries reports are still available for download.

 PREVIEW – 2017 Economic Activity Report

 PREVIEW – 2017 Venue Charges and Salaries Report

 2015 Economic Activity Report – now available free of charge (download is the full report)

 2015 Venue Charges & Salaries Report – available for purchase (contact us for more information)

 2013 Economic Activity Report – now available free of charge (download is the full report)

 2013 Venue Charges & Salaries Report – now available free of charge (download is the full report)