As An Artist

Registrations for the 2020 Melbourne Fringe Festival open on Monday 20 April.

Any questions? Give our friendly Participant Services team a call. Our number is (03) 9660 9600, or email



Why you should register at Melbourne Fringe

Inclusion in the Melbourne Fringe Guide
50,000 copies are printed and distributed across Melbourne (and it looks super pretty).

A dedicated listing on the Melbourne Fringe website
Your event will be listed on our website, which has a whopping 930,000 views during Festival period.

Help every step of the way
We'll navigate you through the difficult questions, and hold your hand while you cry and celebrate the wins.

Professional Development
Develop your practice and sharpen your producing skills by joining one of our Creative Workshops. Apply for a Navigate mentorship, connect with industry peeps as part of our Tour Ready program, and more. The best bit? You'll be eligible for a whole bunch of professional development awards as part of our illustrious Awards program.

Fringe Awards program
While we’re on awards, your event could win a coveted Fringe Award. Get the recognition you have always deserved.

Ticket sales and box office
We'll handle the transactions, you take care of the fun parts. Take part in our ticketing promos (Early Bird, Fringe Dwellers, Fringe Binge – a new one this year) and get more people through that door.

Free information sessions
Trust us. Those who come along to the information sessions do the best. It's chock full of important info.

Money for Art
Apply for a whole range of microgrants and bursaries that cover everything from free regos to cold hard cash.

Artist Pass
The sacred Fringe Artist Pass, granting you access to hundreds of Festival shows for free, and sweet drink discounts.

Free entry to Club Fringe
Skip the queue and get free entry to Club Fringe.

A whole lotta fun
Being part of the Festival community is serious fun.

And so much more!


YUMMY DELUXE, Melbourne Fringe 2019. Photo by Theresa Harrison.

What do I need to register?

These are the things you’ll need before Regos close:

  • An awesome event or a pearler of an idea*
  • A confirmed venue – talk to us if you need help finding one
  • Dates and times – when is it going to happen?
  • Ticket prices – ‘free is also an option
  • A blurb describing your awesome event – keep it short, sharp and savvy
  • An image that can be used for publicity and marketing – have a look at previous Fringe program to get an idea of what works

*If you have one of these but don’t know what to do, contact our friendly Participant Services Team on (03) 9660 9600 and discuss it with them.

You can do it.