Auditions for productions in our annual Season are by invitation only, however we conduct general auditions regularly for freelance performers.

Submissions for 2023 Graduate General Auditions are now closed.  

To make a request for a general audition, email your acting CV and headshot to with the subject Your Name | Casting Department GENERAL AUDITION.

We aim to offer general auditions at least every 12 months. These auditions focus on meeting Melbourne-based performers who have not yet been seen by the Company or those not seen for several years.

All requests for general auditions will be considered. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, your application does not guarantee an audition and we are unable to respond to all submissions individually. All submissions are kept on file for reference.

In addition to general auditions, there are various ways for us to get to know you and your work. Our Casting Department and wider Artistic Team endeavor to see as much theatre as possible, including independent theatre, to search for new talent. To invite us to see your work, please email with the subject line Your Name | Name of production INVITATION.

For actors currently represented, it is preferred that your agent contacts us directly to express your interest in Melbourne Theatre Company or in a particular production.


We are casting for the role of Ani in our Season 2024 production of Cost of Living.

Melbourne Theatre Company is committed to Representative casting for this role. The role requires an actor who is a wheelchair user, ambulant or not.

Applications close Wednesday 28 February at 5pm.

Click here to download the brief

Melbourne Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a safe working environment. We embrace and value diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Diversity includes all the ways in which employees differ, and the valuable contribution that all of these difference bring to the Company.

We are committed to diverse and inclusive casting. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, ethnicity and cultural background; people with disability, neurodiverse artists and those who identify with one or more of these underrepresented communities.

To discuss any accessibility or cultural requirements, please contact our Casting Department in the form that is most accessible to you. 

Please address to:
Casting Department
(03) 8688 0800 (Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm)