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Australian Festival Association

About Membership

The Australian Festival Association is operated by members, for the benefit of members. More information may be found here or below.

Membership is open to all Australian festivals promoters, organisers and operators as well as those working in the industry and extends to music, arts, film and any other festival.

Annual fees are payable on receipt of your membership application.

General Membership Benefits

A united voice representing the industry politically & within regulatory bodies

Representation of industry in the media

Best Practice Guidelines developed by the AFA in conjunction with other peak bodies

Voting rights at the AGM to ensure a consultative approach is taken to the direction of the Association

Networking opportunities with other festival industry members

Notable work to date

Successfully advocated for a Festival Roundtable in NSW, GM elected as co-chair, and 4 total positions of 20 seats, on the NSW Music Festival Roundtable – TERMS OF REFERENCE HERE

Participant on the Victorian Live Music Roundtable – TERMS OF REFERENCE HERE

Invited to give evidence to the Senate Select Committee hearing into the Federal Government’s response on COVID-19 – TRANSCRIPT HERE (30th June 2020)

Appeared at the Coronial Inquest into Music Festival Deaths as an interested party – FINDINGS HERE

Formed an alliance with key music industry bodies; Live Performance Australia, Music NSW, APRA AMCOS and Live Music Office to launch the #votemusic campaign in the lead-up to the NSW State Election

The campaign hero video had a reach of 500,000 views on the AFA Facebook page


Membership Details

The AFA offers four types of membership:

1. Festival Members

Membership granted to organisations who fit the following criteria:

  • a festival
  • operating for three (3) years or more
  • ticketed
  • 2,000 + capacity

Festival membership is divided into four tiers:

$1,250 ex GST^

Tier 1 = 2,000  to 5,000 patrons*

$2,500 ex GST^

Tier 2 = 5,000 – 10,000 patrons*

$5,000 ex GST^

Tier 3 = 10,000 – 20,000 patrons*

$10,000 ex GST^

Tier 4 = 20,000+ patrons*

Fees are charged annually.
^Membership charged per Festival Identity (not per location held).
*Capacity should be considered combined capacity if held across multiple locations.

2. Industry Members

Membership granted to Festival Professionals such as:

  • New Festivals and those with under 2,000 Patrons
  • Event Supplier Companies
  • Local Government Organisations
  • Site Managers
  • Bar Operators
  • Production Managers
  • Venues and Venue Groups
  • Event Contractors

$500 ex GST

Flat rate per member, charged annually

3. Not-for-profit Members

Membership granted to any festival or festival company that operates as a not-for-profit as defined by the ACNC.

$250 ex GST

Discounted rate for not-for-profits. Charged annually.

4. Sponsors / Other

Membership granted to a brand with significant interests in the festival industry.

Membership granted to any other membership type that does not fall within the above categories.


Contact the AFA for more information. Charged annually.

Membership Form

Fill in the following form to apply to join the AFA. Fields marked * are required.

Please make sure you have read (and agree with) our membership rules and our privacy policy.

Our Current Members

40 Hurtz Productions
Altus Traffic
Arc @ UNSW
Architects of Entertainment
Barpop Management Pty Ltd
Cattleyard Promotions.
ChronoSoft Soutions Pty. Ltd.
City of Port Phillip
CMC Rocks Pty Ltd
Colbrow Medics
Cross Promotions International
Electronic Music Conference Pty Ltd
Ernst & Young (member in personal capacity)
event services international Pty Ltd
Fairgrounds Festival Pty Ltd
Festival Services Pty Ltd
Festivals Adelaide
Field Day New Years Day Pty Ltd
Food & Words
Force Events Pty Ltd
Fuzzy JV Pty Ltd
Fuzzy Operations Pty Ltd
Get Skilled Access
Good Life Music Festival Pty Ltd
Green Music Australia
Hardware Corporation Pty Ltd atf
Health Care Options Pty Ltd T/A 1300MEDICS
Heaps Gay
Humm Events Pty Ltd
Illawarra Folk Club Inc
Inner Varnika
Jarrad Thessman Event Management Pty Ltd
Jeremy Sheaffe Event Services Pty Ltd
JNB Events Pty Ltd
Live Nation Australasia
Loudness Pty Ltd T/A Wine Machine
Mal Smith Aust Pty Ltd
Mardi Gras
Mia Skye Events
Mojo Rental Australia Pty Ltd
Monash Council
Moorilla Estate Pty Ltd (MONA)
Mothership Events Pty Ltd
NSW Users and AIDS Association
Parkes Shire Council
PBM Safety
Pitch Control
Port Fairy Folk Festival
Precise Maintenance & Waste Services pty ltd
Queenscliff Music Festival Inc.
RED HILL Entertainment Pty Ltd
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW trading as Sydney Showground
RSA Liquor Professionals
Showcall Crewing PTY LTD
Splashdown Event Services
Splendour in the Grass Pty Ltd
St Jerome Laneway Fesitval
Stageline Events Pty Lyd
Strawberry Music Group
SVBM Pty. Ltd.
Sydney Festival
Symbiotic Events Pty Ltd
Tamworth Regional Council
Technical Services Group Pty Ltd
The Blue Mountains Ukulele group Incorporated
The Ethics Centre
The Hey Mate Project
Untitled Group
Velodrome Events
Victorian Scottish Heritage Cultural Foundation
Viking Rentals Pty Ltd
World Projects South Pacific
Yours and Owls Events Pty Ltd