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 releases the new Australian National Touring Charter

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PAC Australia has announced the release of the Australian National Touring Charter, a new standards-driven document designed to support the touring and mobility of performing arts work.

Developed in collaboration with artists, producers, presenters, and peak industry bodies, the Australian National Touring Charter provides a principles-driven framework for touring companies and artists, presenters, and venues to work collaboratively to ensure that audiences across Australia have access to a diverse range of high-quality performing arts experiences. Replacing PAC Australia’s previous Touring Code of Conduct, the Charter recognises the complex nature of touring and the many approaches to presenting work, setting the standards expected of all stakeholders participating in the touring eco-system. These standards include socially, financially, and environmentally responsible practices, encouraging collaboration and transparency, from negotiating a presentation to the delivery of the work.

PAC Australia Executive Director, Katherine Connor, said: “The Australian National Touring Charter is a significant milestone and the result of extensive consultation and collaboration. Systems and approaches to touring will change over time – indeed it’s a priority of PAC Australia’s upcoming new strategic plan to prioritise the development of new models of touring and performing arts presenting – however the charter transcends these procedural functions and provides a greater foundation and scope for the ongoing renewal and betterment of the business practices related to touring.

The principles guiding the National Touring Charter are also those which are now firmly embedded across all of our activities and set the expectation to which we hold ourselves, our membership and all stakeholders engaged with touring, accountable.”

PAC Australia is committed to supporting the implementation of the charter and will continue to work closely with the industry to ensure that it is widely adopted and embraced.

View the Australian National Touring Charter.