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.

Opera Australia seeks extras for two months’ unpaid work

sm equityOpera Australia (OA) is attempting to engage students as extras in their upcoming production of Aida without payment for what will equate to two months’ full-time work.


Musician’s Alliance launches fair trade recognition for industry players

sm techsThe Australian Freelance Musician’s Alliance (AFMA) is launching a Fair Trade campaign that will recognise businesses, venues, organisations, agents and fellow musicians that treat musicians fairly, understand the value of live music in Australia and make a positive contribution to the industry.


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.