Professional Programs


The Alliance supports our members through professional development programs. Find out more here.

MEAA Rule Change Notice

It is a requirement that registered industrial organisations, such as MEAA, publish on their website that alterations to the organisation’s Rules have been lodged with the General Manager of Fair Work Australia.

Read the rule change notice here.

Simon Burke stands down as Equity president

sm equityWidely respected performer and producer Simon Burke has announced that he will stand down as the federal president of Actors Equity Australia after 10 years at the helm, and exactly 40 years since he became a member at the age of 12.


Happy Birthday Equity

sm equityBirthday messages continue to pour in from Equity members around the country, including this one from Kat Stewart – “I felt excited to be included in the club after getting my first job out of drama school some 15 years ago. I’m proud to be part of a union that works so tirelessly to protect and advance members’ interests in an industry where it matters so much.” View the Equity 75th Anniversary website here -

Voice over rates to rise

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Commercial voice over rates (radio, TV & internet ads) will rise by 6.6%, effective January 1 2015, following consultation with the Communications Council. Equity will consult voice over artists about the structure for internet usage rights and other issues. To get involved contact Martin Cubby (02) 9333 0938/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Equity turns 75!

sm equityWe will be marking the milestone with special events in each state and a two-day conference in Sydney.


Nominations now open for Equity Lifetime Achievement Award

sm equityThis unique award was launched in 2009 to honour the achievements of a leading Australian performer who has had a distinguished career and been an inspiration to other Australian performers. To submit your nomination please visit:

Actors fight piracy in the capital

sm equityAustralian actors have gathered in Canberra to press home concerns about the devastating impact piracy is having on the Australian film and TV industry.