Creative Australia

A modernised Australia Council and a bold new chapter for arts and creativity, a new First Nations body, Music Australia, Writers Australia, and the Centre for Arts and Entertainment Workplaces.

Feedback and questions

It’s important we take this time to listen and be guided by the expertise of artists and industry. We would love to hear from you, and we encourage you to provide your feedback on Music Australia and Writers Australia via the forms below. Please refer to the detail of the policy when submitting your responses (particularly page 69), and make sure to watch our webinars on this page.

  1. Music Australia feedback form
  2. Writers Australia feedback form

For any further feedback or questions relating to Creative Australia or the National Cultural Policy, please email the team at

We welcome the Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy, launched on Monday 30 January 2023, which establishes Creative Australia, a transformational step in the evolution of the Australia Council. 

The establishment of Creative Australia signals a bold new era and a vision for a modernised Australia Council that brings the public, private and commercial sectors even closer together.  

Government investment will flow from this year as we launch and build Creative Australia and there are staged investments to dedicated initiatives over the next three years: 

  • From 1 July 2023 (on the passing of the legislation) we will establish Music Australia and the Centre for Arts and Entertainment Workplaces, and transition Creative Partnerships Australia
  • From 1 July 2024 (on the passing of the legislation) a dedicated First Nations-led Board will be established 
  • From 1 July 2025 (on the passing of the legislation) Writers Australia will be established 

The staging of the Government’s investment allows us to consult and build a robust approach guided by sector expertise to become Creative Australia and play our role in delivering the vision of the National Cultural Policy – a place for every story, a story for every place. 

We take our responsibility seriously to ensure maximum return on the investment of public funds, so it’s important we take this time to listen, and be guided by expertise across the sectors. 

More information is available in our media release.

We encourage you to sign up to our newsletter, or join our Music Australia and/or Writers Australia mailing lists.

We’ll be updating this page with FAQs, recordings of our webinar briefings, and other news, as we work towards Creative Australia.

Watch our Creative Australia webinars