Who we are

The Australian Script Centre has been selectively collecting, promoting and distributing contemporary Australian plays since 1979. We are recognised by the Australia Council for the Arts as a Key Organisation providing essential infrastructure services to the theatre sector.

The Centre’s work supports playwrights in particular by filling the gap left by the very small number of Australian plays that achieve commercial publication. Our online shopfront, AustralianPlays.org, gives playwrights a global distribution and marketing network for their work as well as giving producers everywhere a simple access point for quality, production-ready Australian plays. We also facilitate the production of Australian plays through our photocopying and production licensing services.

As owner and manager of AustralianPlays.org, we work with other theatrical publishers to provide a single entry point to the full range of contemporary Australian playwriting and associated support materials.

The ASC is a non-profit association whose stakeholders represent a diverse community of theatre makers, including playwrights, drama educators, students, theatre companies and producers.


The ASC gratefully acknowledges the support of our distinguished patrons, playwright David Williamson and performer/artistic director, Robyn Archer.



Photo credits
1. 'Boxman' by Daniel Keene.
Presented by If Theatre, directed by Matt Scholten. Photograph by Amber Stuart, 2012.
2. 'School Dance' by Matthew Whittet.
Presented by Windmill Theatre, directed by Rosemary Myers. Photograph by Shane Reid, 2012.
3. 'Head Full of Love' by Alana Valentine.
Presented by Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Wesley Enoch. Photograph by Rob Maccoll, 2012.