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Actors Equity is the home of Australia’s professional performers.

For more than 75 years Equity has been protecting and improving performers’ working conditions, lobbying and campaigning to improve the industries in which they work, hosting industry events, awarded excellent and providing professional development and protecting job opportunities .

As a MEAA Equity member you will be joining a long and proud history of professional performers coming together to better their careers and their industry.

You will have access to a range of excellent masterclasses, workshops and other professional development opportunities run by the Equity Foundation.

Being a performer is not a hobby. It’s a profession. Join the union for professional performers today!

Current Fees*

  • Extras or Juvenile Actors (only) – income up to $14,999 – $7.02/week
  • Performers – income up to $78,999 – $13.90/week
  • Performers – income $79,000 – $103,500 – $20.81/week
  • Performers – income over $103,500 – $26.33/week
  • Performing/Acting Students – $0.97/wk

Equity Reduced Rates

  • Extras/Juv Performers – income below $7, 000 – $3.57/week
  • Performers – income below $15,000 – $7.01/week (available by application after 6 months of membership)

*All membership fees are tax deductible.

Begin signing up for MEAA Equity membership: