The Australian Writers’ Guild continues to fight against unfair treatment of writers both for the writers’ sake and in support of a healthy industry. We are negotiating new recommended industrial terms and conditions and have developed a new range of model contracts and minimum recommended terms and conditions. We launched a brand new service for members in 2010 to up the ante on contract negotiations and adherence. Solidarity is fundamental to winning these battles. Support the guild that works hard for you and your fellow writers, and call on our services to fight for what you are worth.
In joining with other writing professionals, you will be contributing to the health of Australian performance writing culture and all its' communities. Without the support and advice of the Guild over the past 50 years, many successful writers would never have had the chance to develop the careers they now cherish.
Levels of Membership
The AWG has a number of membership levels for performance writers. Full members are performance writers who have produced work and are entitled to the full range of services provided by the AWG. Emerging writers without the required amount of produced work can apply for Associate membership of the Guild and can make use of a number of our services and networking opportunities and apply for the many initiatives we run throughout the year. We also have student, senior and overseas membership.
To qualify for full membership you must have had your performance writing produced.
One-off Joining Fee $185
*Note: Monthly and Quarterly payments must be made for a minimum of 12 months. To register for monthly and quarterly payments please download a membership form here and fax to 02 9319 0141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Membership is available for un-produced writers or writers with produced work beneath the minimum stated for full membership.
This level of membership is perfect for emerging writers looking for support and craft development opportunities and the chance to network other writers and members of the industry. Associate membership of the AWG is a fantastic way of becoming part of the writing community while you're looking for your big break.
One-off Joining Fee $120
* Note: Monthly and Quarterly payments must be made for a minimum of 12 months. To register for monthly and quarterly payments download a membership form here and fax to 02 9319 0141 or email to email@example.com
To qualify for student membership you must be able to provide proof of enrolment in either a full time course in any subject or a part-time performance writing course.
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One-off Joining Fee Waived for Student members
Annual Membership $85
Please contact the AWG or download the Associate and Student membership form below and submit with proof of current enrolment.
Prefer to join by fax, mail or email? Download a form here
If you are member of an affiliated organisation (SPAA, ADG, ASA, MEAA etc.) and are claiming the 25% discount off your fees, please contact head office on 02 9319 0339 or download a membership application.
*Full and Associate members only.
If your AWG membership is not current and you no longer have access to the Members area, please contact head office on 02 9319 0339 to renew your membership.