Unlocking Opportunities: A Guide on How to Get an Acting Agent.

Are you an aspiring actor looking to take your career to the next level? One of the crucial steps in the journey to success is securing representation by an acting agent. Having an agent can open doors to auditions, casting calls, and career opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach. 

If you’re at the beginning of your acting career you might find yourself asking:

  • How do I get an Acting Agent? 
  • Where do I find a list of Acting Agents in Australia? 
  • What do I need to approach Acting Agents to represent me? 

In this blog post, we’ll explore the steps you can take to find and secure the right agent for you. We have also included a list of Australian Acting Agents.


Start by researching acting agents in your area or the industry niche you’re interested in (VoiceOver, musical theatre etc). 

Look for agencies that represent actors with a similar profile to yours and have a track record of success. Websites, industry directories, and social media platforms can be valuable resources for finding potential agents, the list at the bottom of this article sourced directly from the MEAA website can also help. 

Polish Your Materials: 

Before approaching agents, make sure you have professional materials ready to impress them. This includes a well-crafted resume, headshots that showcase your range and personality, and a showreel or portfolio highlighting your acting skills and experience. My course Career Supercharge can help in getting everything together before you approach agents.
*Don’t forget you should only approach each agent once every 6 months as a rough guide – so it’s best to make sure everything is ready to go BEFORE contacting them the first time. 


Networking is key in the entertainment industry, and it can also help you find an agent. Attend industry events, workshops, and seminars where you can meet agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals. Build genuine connections and don’t be afraid to reach out and introduce yourself.

Submit Applications: 

Once you’ve identified potential agents, submit applications according to their submission guidelines. This may involve sending an email with your materials, attending an open casting call, or meeting with an agent for a formal interview. Tailor your submissions to each agent and showcase why you’d be a valuable addition to their roster.

Follow Up:

After submitting your materials or attending meetings, don’t forget to follow up with agents to express your continued interest and gratitude for their consideration. A polite follow-up email or phone call can help keep you on their radar and show your professionalism and enthusiasm.

Securing representation by a talent agent is a significant milestone in an actor’s career journey. By following these steps and remaining persistent, you can increase your chances of finding the right agent who believes in your talent and is committed to helping you succeed in the industry.

Australian Agents List:

Here is a list of Australian Agents, also available on the MEAA website:

Queensland Agents List

New South Wales Agents List

Western Australia Agents List

Victoria Agents List

Tasmania Agents List

South Australia Agents List