ABF does NOT accept acts that are culturally appropriative, insensitive and offensive. We respect all cultures, ethnicities, gender and ages.

ABF is body positive, inclusive and diverse.

We respect our traditional peoples.

Terms & Conditions

Please refer to the T&Cs for general information, particularly regarding invoicing for local and international performers.

ABF Shows 2019
New Follies: Competition, newer performers, less than three years experience.
The Big Tease: Professional performers, more than 3 years experience.
Varietease: All levels of experience but must have professional acts.
Noir Exotique: Professional performers, more than 3 years experience.
*All acts will be considered on merit so if you have an act that you think will fit then please apply.*

The Australian Burlesque Festival

Application Form 2019

Due to the high volume of enquiries relating to the application form and video submission we have decided to extend the deadline to 25 April. Please get your applications in soon as the deadline cannot be extended.

Applications open 16 January and close 16 April 2019. No acts in development will be accepted.