Australian Plays hosts the world’s largest online showcase of the best Australian playwriting, featuring the combined catalogues of Australia's leading theatrical publishers.



Established in collaboration with PlayWriting Australia, Currency Press and Playlab, and managed by Australian Plays we have designed this site to make it easy for you to browse our comprehensive catalogue and find the ideal Australian play for your next production.


Sponsors and supporters


Australian Plays is an initiative of the Australian Script Centre, assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.




Australian Plays would also like to thank the Blake Beckett Foundation for their generous donation in 2020.


In 2020, we would like to thank the following people for their generous support of Australian Plays. 


Donna Abela

Robert Allan

David Allen

Mick Barnes

Gillian Berry

John Bishop

Richard Bladel

Jeff Blake

Stephanie Briarwood

Stephen Carleton

Patrick Carr

Steve Chinna

Heather Christie

Henry di Suvero

Geoff Dobson

Glen Dolman

Kathleen Fallon

Emma Gibson

Sophia Davidson Gluyas

Adam Grossetti

Simon Hall

Noel Hodda

Zoe Hogan

Anna Lall

Ross Lonnie

Gabrielle Macdonald

Fredric Merei

Edwina Toohey

Jessica Tuckwell

DB Valentine

Evan Watts

Jill Webster

Marita Wilcox



Our search tools make it easy to select the right play for your needs by allowing you to identify plays by title, writer, category, subject, length, cast size or target audience. We also have a dedicated monologue search feature that will help you identify plays that contain the perfect piece for your next audition or assessment.



We offer free extracts of scripts where available and our subscription service provides online perusal access to most of the titles listed on this site. We have subscriptions for individual users and subscription packages that are perfect for schools, universities and theatre companies.



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 as e-books. Orders are processed through our online checkout and payment can be made by credit card, PayPal or upon invoice.



The material available on this site is protected by Australian and international copyright law. Before making copies of these scripts 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. Permission to copy whole scripts that are published in book form must be arranged directly with the relevant publisher.



Production enquiries in relation to any play on the site are also welcome. Simply complete the short enquiry form from the relevant play page to start the ball rolling. We manage performance rights for a large number of playwrights and we'll put you in touch with the relevant playwright or agent if rights are managed elsewhere.



Plays featured on this site are either published by one of our partnering publishers or accepted in manuscript form into the catalogue of Australian Plays










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e is a registered trading name of the Australian Script Centre Inc. (ABN 63 439 456 892), a not-for-profit organisation that has been selectively collecting, promoting and distributing contemporary Australian playwriting since 1979.


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