The Casting Guild of Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and culture. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present.
The CGA Awards seek to acknowledge and support the critical role casting directors play in bringing together great casting opportunities for the stories we tell, both on a national and international stage.
After on-going consultation with the CGA, AACTA have introduced a casting award for film and television in 2018, however the CGA Awards is the only casting awards ceremony in the southern hemisphere that celebrates and recognises casting across all mediums including film, television, advertising, theatre and online content.
Hosted by Bert and Amanda LaBonté
Hosted by Zahra Newman and Mark Coles Smith with special guest Todd Abbott
Hosted by Toby Truslove and Michala Banas with special guest Alan Finney.
Hosted by Darren Gilshenan and Susie Youssef.
Hosted by Danielle Cormack and Dave Eastgate.
Hosted by Ewen Leslie and Sarah Snook. Special Guest George Miller AO.
Each year, the members of the CGA come together to identify a group of up to 10 extraordinary actors we believe have the potential to break out on the world stage; The CGA Rising Stars.
CGA members strongly believe in a code of conduct by the workshop providers in order to protect the reputation and standing of Casting Directors in the actor community. Many members of the CGA are happy to participate in organised workshops for the development of actors. We require that Workshop Producers abide by our guidelines as drawn up by the CGA and outlined in our letter of agreement. These guidelines were created to support an instructional environment taught by experienced professionals. Members should be contacted individually via the information available on this site.
The Casting Guild of Australia is currently developing a Code of Conduct policy for all auditions and screen tests. Encompassing Screen and Live Performance, the CGA hopes through our collective research, including developing policies of other industry organisations that a uniform policy can be adopted across the country. Casting Directors are in a unique position between the performer and production, whereby Casting Directors could be a witness to, or have incidents reported to us. It is vital that Casting Directors have the tools and reporting procedures to appropriately respond to such situations. CGA also aims to help find ways to extend these policies into non-professional areas such as Independent/Short Film and Co-Op Theatre productions (often without a casting professional) as the CGA recognises this area of the industry can be a vulnerable arena for emerging artists.