It’s important as an actor to have an understanding of the industry you’re in. We all know that screen work is the bread and butter for actors: TV, Film, and Commercials. To land this work you need to be seen by the gatekeepers of the industry: casting directors. Sydney is Australia’s largest acting hub, followed closely by Melbourne, and is where most of the major casting directors operate from. It’s important to know these casting directors, but we don’t recommend contacting them directly.
You want to be familiar with their work and try to establish relationships with them, but it’s best to leave it to your agent. Work with your agent to establish relationships with these important casting companies. Here are the main Sydney casting directors:
List of Major Sydney Casting Directors
Mitchell Casting (Amanda Mitchell)
For more on casting directors check out the casting guild of Australia.