The Australian Directors' Guild (ADG) is a registered union and industry association representing the interests of film, television and digital media directors, documentary makers and animators throughout Australia.

We are a registered organization under the Fair Work (Registered Organizations) Act 2009, representing Australian Directors who are employees.

After a long campaign over many years, the Guild became a registered union on 4 March 2015.

The ADG works to promote excellence in screen direction, encourage communication and collaboration between directors and others in the industry, and provide professional support for its members.

The ADG is proud to represent the key creative elements of the Australian independent production sector, and maintains its high profile in a cultural and policy role by addressing issues affecting the industry from a broad perspective.

ADG History

The Australian Directors Guild was conceived of by a group of 18 directors that felt that their interests as directors weren’t being represented in Australia’s film and television industry.

From humble beginnings with board meetings at the local pub to official unionisation and over 900 members in 2015, you can read more about the history of the ADG at ScreenDirector.org

ADG Board


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Nadia Tass

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Jeffrey Walker

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Anna Broinowski

ADG Staff

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Kingston Anderson


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Patricia Laksmono

Events Coordinator


Chapter Heads


Within each state there is an ADG Chapter Head that members can liaise with and who organises events on the Guild's behalf for their local membership base. Feel free to contact your Chapter Head at any time via the email address below. 

Chapter Heads are voluntary positions and ADG are very grateful for all our Chapter Heads for all the time and efforts that they have put in to support the Guilds.


VICTORIAN Chapter Head

Mark Poole




Sally McKenzie




Dr Cathy Henkel




Dave De Vries



TASMANIAN Chapter Head

Lucien Simon


ADG Partners and Sponsors

The Annual ADG Awards

The ADG Awards were established in order to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contribution by Australian Directors in the fields of film, television and new media platforms.
The annual Australian Directors Guild Awards are the only peer-judged awards for directors. These prestigious Awards cover the breadth of screen directing, with categories across feature film, documentary, television, Subscription Video on Demand, commercial, short film, animation, online and music video.
In 2018, the awards was held at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins - on Friday, 4 May 2018. For the full list of the Winners of the 2018 ADG Awards, please click here.
The 2019 ADG Awards to be held in Sydney. For more information about 2019 Awards Submission, please contact awards@adg.org.au or call 02 9555 7045.