Welcome to AustralianPlays.org, the world’s online showcase of the best Australian playscripts.
We also distribute titles from a range of casual suppliers and welcome enquiries from publishers, theatrical agents and theatre companies interested in our distribution service.
Works for sale on this site may be available as print-published books or in digital format - as PDF downloadable documents or in some cases on CD ROM.
Our Power Search tools make it easy to select the right play for your needs by allowing you to search for plays by title, writer, category, subject, length, cast size or target audience.
We provide free extracts of scripts where available and don't forget our Library Passes, which provide access to the full text of over 1200 titles on this site.
The material available on this site is protected by Australian and international copyright law. Before making copies of these scripts or performing a play, you have a legal obligation to obtain permission.
Where titles on this site are sold in digital format, you can buy a Copy Licence to make multiple copies of your purchases.
Production enquiries in relation to any play on the site are also welcome. Simply complete the short enquiry form from the relevant play page and we'll put you in touch with the rightsholder.
This website has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
AustralianPlays.org is a registered trading name of the Australian Script Centre Inc. ABN 63 439 456 892.
If you have any questions related to this site please contact us.
If you’re looking for an Australian play to produce, you won’t find a more comprehensive range anywhere. Browse our list of playwrights or search for playscripts by keyword, target audience, play length, cast size, cast age and cast gender, or by publisher. You can also search play categories, browse featured play bundles or subscribe to our Newly Listed RSS feed.
If you’d like a closer look before deciding, why not consider purchasing an AustralianPlays.org Library Pass that grants access to the full text of more than 1200 titles listed on this site?
Once you’ve selected your plays, we welcome production enquiries in relation to all scripts featured on the site. If you intend to produce or photocopy a play purchased from this site, it is important that you’re aware of your legal obligations with respect to rights and royalties.
AustralianPlays.org assists Australian playwrights by getting their work into the hands of potential producers, drama educators, students, theatre makers and avid script readers everywhere. Playwrights and theatrical agents can use the site to distribute and promote production-ready scripts and keep up-to-date with the latest in contemporary Australian performance writing.
Playscripts featured on AustralianPlays.org must be either published by one of our suppliers or accepted in manuscript form into the catalogue of the Australian Script Centre. Before submitting playscripts, we recommend that you consult the submission guidelines for the relevant publisher, namely:
• Australian Script Centre
• Currency Press
• Playlab Press
• Full Dress Publishing
• Phoenix Education
AustralianPlays.org does not offer script development or dramaturgy services. If you require this kind of assistance, you may like to contact our friends at Playwriting Australia.
This site can help you prepare for auditions and roles in forthcoming productions by making the best contemporary Australian playscripts available to you. To find the right script for you, you can browse our featured play bundles or search for plays by keywords or categories, including length, style, cast age and gender. Our solo performer category is especially useful if you’re preparing for auditions.
If you’re looking for Australian playscripts for study or production, you’ll find AustralianPlays.org an invaluable resource. You can browse our featured bundles, or search our categories to find plays suited to a young cast and young audience. Our custom search facilities also allow you to search by keywords, categories, play length and cast size, cast gender and cast age and length of play.
Our Library Passes, which grant access to the full text of over 1200 titles on this site, are a great resource for schools and universities. We provide options for you to easily share your pass with colleagues and students. We also issue monthly bulletins with script recommendations tailored to the interests of secondary and tertiary drama educators.
Please note that some playscripts on this website may depict violence, sex scenes or nudity, and may include coarse language. Content warnings may accompany individual playscripts.
Booksellers wishing to stock books featured on the site should contact Currency Press, Playlab Press or Full Dress Publishing. Stock requests for digitised scripts are considered on a case-by-case basis. Special arrangements are available on request for educational libraries wishing to stock digitised scripts listed on drama curricula. Requests may be addressed via the contact form or by phoning +61 (0)3 6223 4675.
For any query related to this website, please use the contact form.