PAC Australia | Connecting People With Performance

Welcome to Performing Arts Connections Australia


PAC Australia is the national peak body representing and supporting performing arts presenters from the iconic Sydney Opera House to remote regional centres.

We support the development of the performing arts throughout Australia with our broad membership including arts centres, independent producers and companies, festivals and performing arts consultants, agencies and funding bodies.

Annually PAC Australia members present in excess 53 000 events, with over 11 million attendances, in an industry valued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in excess of $1.1 billion.

PAC Australia members have the lobbying and advocacy power of Australia’s national performing arts peak body behind them when needed and in front of them leading the way with national strategic initiatives.

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PAC Australia industry docs just released


Each year we release a list of Key Arts Dates – check out the 2018 edition here. We continue to update this document throughout the year as other industry events are confirmed, so if there’s anything you would like to add, please contact us.


PAC Australia has compiled a comprehensive summary of the touring markets and showcases across Australia to provide clarity around the opportunities available for both presenters and producers. Read more and access the report here.


New name for a new era

As you’ve probably noticed, we have a brand new name, symbolising the start of a new era for the organisation. The new name, Performing Arts Connections Australia, or PAC Australia for short, highlights the importance of “connection” to the organisation and for the development of the industry.

Our vision is to transform the way the Australian performing arts industry creates, connects and delivers extraordinary experiences across the country. All Australian communities are connected to stories that shape and reflect their lives, their culture and the places in which they live. Connecting producers, presenters and audiences is central to achieving this.

Curiosity comes next – PAC Australia looks outwards to the new ideas, innovations and issues that are constantly emerging, nationally and globally. We collect and unpack the latest thinking and innovation in the arts, and share this information with Australian performing arts presenters and creators.

Our new PAC Australia website is on the way, but please get in touch if you’d like to learn more about what’s next for PAC Australia and check out this short video that gives you a feel for our new focus.



2015 ECONOMIC ACTIVITY and VENUE CHARGES & SALARIES Reports still available.

2017 reports will be available publicly in January.

Download a preview: 2015 Eonomic Activity Report

Download a preview: 2015 Venue Charges and Salaries Report

Full copies of this benchmarking report can be purchased here or contact us for more information.



We continue to extend our thanks to TicketServ who were our Principal Technology Partners for the 2017 conference Outside, In.

TicketServ have been long-term supporters of PAC Australia and the industry as a whole.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and emerging.