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ALIAAustralasian Lighting Industry Association (ALIA)

ALIA is a national, non-profit incorporated association, for people in Australasia who share an interest in the art, science and technology of light. We design, install, study, market, manufacture, rig, maintain, and operate lighting in all its wide range of uses. We light for people in places, buildings, events and productions.

Audio TechnologyAudio Technology Magazine

The magazine for sound engineers and recording musicians. Each edition brings: thorough in-depth interviews with working professionals; the very latest techniques and tips; documentary-style feature stories; Informative and educational tutorials; 'How-to' articles and DIY constructional projects; Detailed product testing with uniform review criteria; technical interviews with the people responsible for new and significant technologies.


ACETAAustralian Commercial & Entertainment Technologies Association (ACETA)

Established in 2011, ACETA is the industry association for the commercial and entertainment technologies sector. It represents and promotes the common interests of and provides a united voice for the industry and its members in the area of audio, lighting, vision, staging, communications and control equipment, and the associated technology.


ACMAAustralian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

The ACMA is a government agency responsible for the regulation of broadcasting, the internet, radio communications and telecommunications in Australia.

AMAAustralian Music Association (AMA)

The AMA is the industry body for the music products sector - wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers and associated services for musical instruments, pro audio, print music, lighting and computer music. Activities fall into two separate groups: promoting the interests of the industry and growing the number of Australians who play music - for their education, for health or for fun, and regardless of age or music genre.

AMACAustralian Music Association Convention (AMAC) 

AMAC is Australia’s trade convention for the music products industry, organised by the Australian Music Association. Lots of exhibitors. Lots of product clinics. Lots of professional development. Lots of social activities. Lots of satellite events for recreational and education musicians.

AWAGAustralian Wireless Audio Group (AWAG)

AWAG was formed to represent the interests of all Australian users of wireless microphone and In-ear monitor systems due to wireless spectrum allocation changes. AWAG’s mission is to work cooperatively with the ACMA and other government regulators to ensure the industry’s voice is heard and endeavour to develop a solution that takes the industry’s needs into consideration.



Backstage JobsBackstage Jobs

Australia's leading online employment and news website dedicated to backstage. The website is free to search and join with out any hassles of membership fees. Become a member for free and get access to our classifieds, backstage directory, newsletters, and more jobs.




Crew PassCrew Pass

Working with technicians from all industries, venues and companies from all over Australia, Technical Crew Pass hopes to be a the main source of technical information for the Arts and Entertainment industry both now and in the future.  

CXCX Magazine

The news magazine for entertainment technology and the technically inclined, CX Magazine supports all aspects of live entertainment, and joins together the community of technicians across Australia. CX is supported by its technical news website, where you can download the entire magazine as a pdf or purchase to view on your iPad.  



EEAAExhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA)

EEAA is the association for the exhibition and event industry in Australia and New Zealand, representing all aspects of the exhibition and event industry. EEAA membership is comprised of event venues, exhibition and event organisers, and product and service suppliers to the exhibition and event industry. EEAA's primary objective is to achieve growth of the exhibition and event industry by promoting the unique benefits offered by exhibitions and the professionalism of EEAA members.


ENTECH is an entertainment technology show for the entertainment industry including the latest professional audio, lighting, broadcast, audio visual and staging products, supplies and services. It is the longest running tradeshow for live production technology in Australia. Held every two years in Sydney, it has become an essential entry in many technicians/designers diaries, with the next show scheduled for July 2015.




InfoComm International® is the leading non-profit association serving the professional AV communications industry worldwide. The association offers industry expertise and market research serving press and others seeking information about the industry.


THE ONE SHOW... Intimate, bustling and vibey, INTEGRATE is Australia and New Zealand's new national platform bringing together the worlds of Concert Production, Recording, Broadcast, Lighting & Entertainment Technology, Post Production, AV Installation, MI, Staging, DJ Technologies and Multimedia.


JMCJMC Academy

Established in 1982 by John Martin Cass, the JMC Academy was originally founded in Sydney to meet the demand for qualified professionals in the entertainment technology industry. From day one, the JMC Academy has been a leader in music and entertainment education and was the first private college in Australia to be accredited in the fields of Audio Engineering, Digital Television and Digital Multimedia. JMC Academy is a private education and training provider for the Creative Industries.



LDILDI (Tradeshow)

You are standing at the entrance to the exciting universe of entertainment technology. See amazing displays of lighting and special effects. Hear sound produced by the best equipment in the world. Discover cutting edge products that have been introduced over the past year. Learn from the masters of the industry.

LSALighting and Sound America

Published by PLASA Media, Inc. and part of the highly respected UK-based PLASA, Lighting&Sound America is a monthly publication for lighting, sound, and staging professionals working in theatre, touring, clubs, themed entertainment, houses of worship, retail, and more. Lighting&Sound America is critically acclaimed for its high-quality presentation and in-depth editorial coverage, including the popular monthly Technical Focus section, New Technology, and comprehensive product reviews.

LSILighting and Sound International Online

PLASA Media Ltd is a commercial subsidiary of PLASA - the Professional Lighting and Sound Association. They publish the well-known monthly journal Lighting&Sound International, and its website is the home of their popular daily news service.

Live DesignLive Design Magazine

Live Design is the new must-read creative and technical journal for live entertainment professionals in lighting, staging, and projection. Each issue provides designers, programmers, and technicians with tips and trends, news and reviews of the latest gear, reports from the field, and industry viewpoint and commentary. From concerts to theatre, houses of worship to clubs, theme parks to corporate events, Live Design is your one stop resource for visual production technology.



NAMMNational Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)

NAMM's mission is to unify, lead and strengthen the global music products industry and to increase active participation in music making. While the musical instruments and products our industry produces can be purchased and enjoyed by everyone, NAMM Membership is restricted to a select group of companies that meet the association's Membership criteria. Likewise, attendance at NAMM trade shows is restricted to "trade only" companies (not open to the public).

NIDANational Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA)

NIDA is a centre of excellence in training for theatre, film and television. NIDA's primary role is to select and train exceptionally gifted young people at a tertiary level, preparing them for careers in theatre, film and television. While best known for its Acting course, NIDA also offers unique and effective courses with great career prospects in design, stage management, event management, lighting, sound, costume making, scenery construction, and special effects.



PLASAProfessional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA)

PLASA is a pro-active trade association that looks after the commercial interests of its members and seeks to influence business practices and skills development across the industry. PLASA owns and manages the PLASA Show, PLASA Focus Events and publishes leading industry magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol.

PLSNProjection, Lights and Staging News (PLSN)

Projection, Lights & Staging News serves the visual presentation industry which includes lighting, staging, production services, facilities management, special effects and others allied to the field with information, news and connections.



Are you Ready for DigitalReady for Digital

Ready for Digital is your one-stop-shop for all the information you need about the Digital Dividend Restack, and how you can navigate your way around it.





SAESchool of Audio Engineering (SAE)

SAE Institute was founded by Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia. Offering the first practical audio education in 1976, it now spans over 50 locations around the world offering a wide range of courses & qualifications. SAE specialises in multimedia and audio education with professional degrees in audio engineering, digital film and multimedia.


Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)

SMPTE was established to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. Today, it serves its members with the latest technology information and education on a rapidly changing industry. SMPTE also is an accredited and globally-respected industry standards-setting body.

SMPTE ExpoSMPTE (Conference & Exhibition)

The premier event for suppliers to the motion picture and television engineering industries in the South-East Asian region. Presented and owned by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

Standards AustraliaStandards Australia

Standards Australia is recognised by the Government as Australia's peak Standards body. It coordinates standardisation activities, develops internationally aligned Australian Standards® that deliver Net Benefit to Australia, and facilitates the accreditation of other Standards Development Organisations. Australian Standards® are published and distributed by SAI Global under licence from Standards Australia.



LightNetworkThe Lightnetwork

The Lightnetwork is a public service to promote an online community devoted to the sharing of ideas and information regarding the lighting industry. It is the online stop for the theatrical lighting professional, teacher or student. The Lightnetwork features the most vital, active community of lighting people online.



USITTUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)

Providing opportunities for creating and sharing information with its membership is a focus and is accomplished through: support for publications in print and electronically; exhibitions in the United States and abroad; a program of grants and fellowships; and by conferring awards. USITT and its members are actively involved with creating and disseminating standards within the entertainment industry, as well as providing education and training.


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