Acting Schools in Australia

Looking for acting schools in Australia? Below is information on Sydney acting schools and Melbourne acting schools to get you started.


Located in Sydney, Screenwise is one of the leading film & TV acting schools in Australia. It offers a range of short and long term courses, including a 2 years full time diploma in screen acting.

Screenwise employs award-winning actors, directors & casting consultants to teach their classes.

Screenwise prepares its students by ensuring that they are tutored by top professionals, by tailoring the classes to the needs of the profession, and fostering and maintaining links with the industry.

Career preparation:

This Australian acting school offers showreel courses to those who may not have the time to attend a formal course such as screen acting diploma but need a professional acting reel to start their career.

Degree: Screen acting diploma. Screenwise is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Tuition Fee: About $ 600 for 6-weeks. Contact the school for specific pricing for different programs.

What you’ll need to apply:

Just contact the school to apply. Auditions are only required for the showreel courses.

Auditions for the showreel courses are held each year in October/November for the January intake and May/June for the July intake.

Audition Requirements are:

  1. Prepared Film/TV monologue 1 minute in length (Applicants’ choice).
  2. Prepared Film/TV scene (Screenwise choice).

There are no refunds on Audition Fees. Should the applicant be unsuccessful in obtaining a place in the Showreel Course, then their $55 audition fee is redeemable within 12 Months for one of the other Screenwise 6 week short courses which is more suitable for the applicant’s level.

Website: Screenwise

The Actors Nest

The Actors Nest is run and owned by Logie winner Paul O’Brien (Home & Away / Underbelly). This Melbourne acting school is purely professional working actors teaching actors. This school offers acting classes for all age groups including children, adults and teenagers. The school also has an online actors portal that includes online tuition videos.

Career Preparation: This acting school teaches television and film acting. A large number of students are currently working within the industry and the school is often subject to the interest of producers and directors searching for actors.

Tuition Fee: $360 for a 9 week term.

Financial Aid: Weekly payment plans available.

What you’ll need to apply: Simply contact the acting school to enroll. No Auditions necessary unless applying for the Master Class.


“I love being apart of The Actors Nest. I have never throughout my career seen an acting school quite like it. The standard of the curriculum and the teaching techniques make it an incredible resource for the Australian Film and TV Industry. You would have to be crazy not to grab this opportunity if you are an actor!” – Eliza Taylor-Cotter

Website: The Actors Nest

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