Performance Audition Procedure

Audition registrations for semester 1, 2018 are now CLOSED.


Registrations to audition in time for Round 1 offers have now closed. To register for an audition for Round 2, use the link above.  These auditions will be organised on an individual basis and cannot be rescheduled.

All other VTAC offer rounds: Auditions will remain open throughout the various offer rounds.  These auditions will also be organised on an individual basis as required and cannot be rescheduled. 

In the meantime, you should prepare for your audition according to the relevant audition requirements.

If you cannot attend your scheduled time, please follow instructions provided in your confirmation email. 

Interstate applicants

Note:  Interstate auditions are not held for mid-year auditions.  If you are an interstate applicant and cannot travel to Melbourne, please follow the instructions in your confirmation email.  You may request a recorded audition instead.

Offshore International Applicants

Contact Us for information on how to submit a recorded audition.


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