Live Performance Industry

Persons employed within the live performance industry are covered by the Live Performance Award 2010 unless they are award-free or covered by an Enterprise Agreement that displaces it.

The Live Performance Award 2010 defines the live performance industry as "producing, including pre-production and post-production, staging, lighting, audio and audio/visual, presenting, performing, administration, programming, workshops, set and prop manufacture, or otherwise undertaking live theatrical, performance art, operatic, orchestral, dance, erotic, variety, revue, comedy, multi-media, choral, or musical performances, productions, presentations, workshops, rehearsals or concerts, including the provision, sale, service or preparation of food or drink and also including selling tickets by any means, for or in or in connection with any such performances, productions, presentations, workshops, rehearsals or concerts, and including the operation of venues or other facilities, whether permanent or temporary, utilised for such performances, productions, presentations, workshops, rehearsals or concerts are performed or presented in the presence of an audience, or are recorded by any means".

As can be seen, this is a diverse sector and LPA 's members work across all artistic genres and include producers, venues, promoters, performing arts companies, festivals and industry suppliers such as ticketing companies and technical specialists.

The main types of employees in this industry are:

  • Performers
  • Company Dancers (employees of a dance company that primarily performs repertory dance productions)
  • Musicians
  • Production Crew
  • Support Staff
  • Artistic Personnel

LPA Members can LOGIN to access information and template documents about the following:

  • The Live Performance Award 2010
  • Enterprise Agreements - such as The Performer's Collective Agreement and the Casual Crew Collective Agreement
  • Wage Rates
  • Allowances
  • Touring
  • Contracts
  • Superannuation
  • Recordings
  • Leave
  • Public Holidays
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Termination / Unfair Dismissal

To enquire about becoming a Member of LPA or for more information, you can contact us on (03)8614 2000 or email info@liveperformance.com.au.

 

Performers and Company Dancers

All Performers and Company Dancers are covered by the Live Performance Award 2010 unless they are award-free or covered by an Enterprise Agreement that displaces it.

The Performers' Collective Agreement ('PCA'), negotiated between LPA and the Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance, is an Enterprise Agreement that is widely used for performers and dancers.

LPA Members can LOGIN to access detailed information about the Award and PCA, including wage rates and template contracts.

Musicians

The Live Performance Award 2010 covers all Musician employees in the Live Performance Industry unless they:

- Earn over the High Income Threshold

- Are a managerial employee that does not have a position that is covered by an Award

- Are covered by an Enterprise Agreement that replaces the Award.

LPA Members can LOGIN to access detailed information about musicians' call rates, allowances, contracts, superannuation, public holidays and more.

Production Crew and Support Staff

The Live Performance Award 2010 covers all Production and Support employees in the Live Performance Industry unless they:

- Earn over the High Income Threshold

- Are a managerial employee that does not have a position that is covered by an Award

- Are covered by an Enterprise Agreement that replaces the Award (such as the Casual Crew Collective Agreement)

LPA Members can LOGIN to access information about Production and Support Staff including information about the Casual Crew Collective Agreement, wage rates, public holidays, superannuation as well as template contracts.