For Artists

A photo of three drag queens with their mouths wide open, performing on stage.

Register for the Melbourne Fringe Festival

Registrations for the 2021 Melbourne Fringe Festival have now officially closed. Please get in touch on if you want to enquire about registering a late event, or if you have any queries.

Need a platform for your magnum opus? A stage to share your innermost thoughts?  A place to play, experiment, or finally scratch that long-ignored, art-shaped itch? All art needs a home, and your home is Melbourne Fringe.

If you’re wondering if the Melbourne Fringe Festival is for you, the answer is always yes. We’re proudly open access which means anyone can register an event. Literally. From your Grandpa Clarence to Kylie Minogue and everyone in between.

So, why should you (or Clarence and Kylie) register? Fringe is your chance to hop on that self-improvement train, with access to dozens of resources and workshops and a direct line to Fringe staff (who are some of the best arts workers and producers in the biz, according to us) – choo choo! You can get your work in front of Very Important industry peeps from Melbourne and beyond, make invaluable connections, and find career and touring opportunities. Fringe is the place to develop new material and push the boundaries of your art form, or find a new audience for an established work.

Whether you’re a retired accountant, an international pop superstar or somewhere in between on the art spectrum, this is your Festival. So come on in out of the cold and into the warm embrace of Fringe. We can’t promise you Kylie Minogue (or Clarence), but we can promise there’s a place for you here.


Prefer to listen to the info on this page? Click play below.


Registrations are now closed. For all Key Dates and detailed info, head to our brand-new Resource Hub. Need help? Call (03) 9660 9600 or flick us an email on  You can also contact us through the National Relay Service – just give Melbourne Fringe’s number.



Already registered? Here’s a link to take you straight to our registration system Eventotron if you need to check in on your show deets.

Key Registration Info

All the “need-to-knows”, all in one place, from fees to deadlines

Money for Art

Our Money for Art program provides commissioning opportunities, cold hard cash and help with rego fees to ease the financial pressure and keep artists’ pockets full.

Resource Hub

Head to our brand-new Resource Hub for literally everything you need to know about putting on a show at the Melbourne Fringe Festival (and more).