Member Resource

Working With Children

The Office of the Children's Guardian produces a wide range of guides and fact sheet to help keep children safe in organisations and communities.

Poster for you to display in your office, organisation or workplace.

Is it a safe place for our kids? A guide for parents.


Member's Welcome Pack


Now that you’re a member, log in at to update your Directory Profile and list your upcoming events!


How to update your Directory Profile:

1. Simply Log In on the homepage

2. Click the Directory tab and in the Members Menu select Add/Edit Directory Profile

 3. Fill in your details then click save.

4. Your profile will then be LIVE in our Directory!


How to list your upcoming event:


1. Simply Log In on the homepage

2. Click the Directory tab and in the Members Menu select Add an Event.

3. Fill in the event details then click save.

4. An auto-generated message is then sent to Ausdance NSW for our approval. Once approved, your event will then be LIVE on our website!


Regional Arts NSW

Regional Arts NSW offers grants supporting arts and cultural activities in regional NSW that are sustainable, have long term cultural, economic and social benefits, develop partnerships and cultural networks and provide skills development opportunities. Small grants program for performing arts opportunities that arise at short notice in regional NSW. Applications can be made at any time but funds are limited and projects must be discussed with Regional Arts NSW or a regional arts development officer prior to applying.

Public Liability Insurance

Public Liability insurance covers you and your business for losses or damage a third party suffers (or claims to have suffered) as a result of your business activities. The link below gives you all the info about Public Liability Insurance. 

Forms of Insurance for Dance Professionals

Every organisation is different, and the types of insurance you require will vary greatly depending on your individual needs. It’s a good idea to discuss your specific needs with a broker or insurance specialist.

Occupational Health & Safety for the Dance Industry

In every state and territory of Australia, there is health and safety legislation that applies to all workplace practices. Whether you are a teacher, studio owner, community arts worker or artistic director it is important to be aware of your responsibilities and legal obligations.

This information has been adapted from Safety Guidelines for the Entertainment Industrypublished by Australian Entertainment Industry Association (AEIA) and Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). It is simplified and generalised, and not intended as personal advice. It is best read in conjunction with all relevant legislation.

All employers, managers or organisations must:

  • have policies and procedures that aim to protect the health and safety of all persons frequenting the workplace
  • ensure such polices and procedures are documented and available to all persons in the workplace
  • undertake risk assessments to identify hazards and implement appropriate control measures

National Funding Sources For Dance Artists

We have compiled this list in response to the many requests we get about financial support for dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, teachers and arts workers. It is an ever-changing list, so we welcome any additions you may have and will endeavour to keep it current and accurate.

Funding For Touring Dance

Are you interested in touring your dance work or developing an existing work to tour? The first step is understanding the available funding and support. Below link outlines grants for touring dance.

Australian Dance Touring Programs, Networks and Resources

Dance touring in Australia is supported and presented by touring and industry support organisations who deliver government funded touring programs and/or work with the many networks of presenting venues and tour coordinators.

Insurance for Professional Flooring

As the dance industry continues to grow, many dance instructors need to lease or buy a studio from which to practice. And as the dance profession continues to actively reduce the risk of injury to dancers and instructors, many dance studios are choosing to invest in professional flooring.