Purchasing a play

We have designed this site to make it easy for you to browse our comprehensive catalogue and find the ideal play for your next production. Here is some information to help you on your way, but if you have any questions, please contact us.

This information should be viewed in conjunction with our full terms and conditions.



Search features

You can use our extensive search facilities to find plays that meet a range of criteria.

Quickly search by play title or playwright name in the home page search box or click 'find a play' in the right-hand menu for more advanced search features.

From the left-hand menu you can browse alphabetically by play title and playwright name and explore a range of other classifications and showcases we’ve assembled for you.

Our database also features a huge selection of hand-selected monologues. Click ‘find a monologue’ in the right-hand menu and search by gender, genre, age and length to identify plays that contain the perfect piece for your next audition or assessment. Within the listing page for each of the suggested plays, you’ll find a monologue tab that contains a short sample and useful information about each monologue. Subscribers also have the opportunity to preview the full script online.


Payment methods

Goods can be added to your shopping cart and purchased in our online checkout, where payments may be processed using one of the following methods:

Transaction receipts are emailed automatically, upon completion of your purchase. 

Invoices are also emailed automatically upon completion of your purchase and are payable within 14 days, by cheque, direct deposit or credit card (using our automated telephone payment service).

All goods/services are dispatched or made available for download upon confirmation of payment.

If you don't receive your receipt or invoice within one hour of purchase, please check your junk/spam folder, then contact us.


Submitting your order

Please ensure all your details are accurate and complete before submitting your order. If you need to amend your delivery details, please contact us no later than 10am AEST on the next business day after submitting your order or we cannot guarantee successful delivery of your purchase.

If your order is being shipped to a place of business, please include the business name and ensure the delivery address will be attended during regular office hours.

If your order is being shipped to a school, please take school holidays into consideration when placing your order and ensure that someone will be on site to receive your order or provide a PO Box address where your order can be held for you.

If Australia Post or one of our couriers returns a delivery to us, we can organise for redelivery, but you may need to cover additional postage costs.


Delivery costs and timeframes

Digital goods

PDF titles and other digital products will be available for download instantly, upon completion of your purchase (or upon receipt of payment if ordering on invoice). A link will be provided at the final stage of the checkout process and also within your emailed receipt.

If you do not receive your emailed receipt, with the subject line ‘Your order details – Australian Plays’ please check your junk/spam folder first then, failing that, contact us and we will resend.

Physical goods

Postage is set at a flat rate of $9.90 for deliveries within Australia and $20.00 for international deliveries.

We offer FREE POSTAGE within Australia when the value of goods included in your order is equal to or greater than $150. (So it's worth checking if you'd be better off adding another great Australian play to your shopping cart.)

For delivery of hardcopy titles, please allow up to 14 days. Although we usually better this, please allow the full 14 days before contacting us about your order. For customers outside Australia, please allow up to 21 days for receipt of goods.

We are unable to offer express delivery.

Although we are unable to provide tracking numbers with your order, please contact us if you need assistance locating your parcel.

AustralianPlays.org is a shopfront for a collective of independent Australian publishers and goods are shipped directly from their respective offices. It is for this reason that goods purchased in a single order may arrive separately.


Product information and availability

Plays listed on this site are sold in PDF and/or papberback formats. The format of a given title is listed on its product information page, just below the price, and in the shopping cart.

Our website is regularly updated based on current product information provided by publishers and suppliers. All products are listed for sale in good faith however occasionally products become temporarily or permanently unavailable without prior notice from the supplier. Upon receipt of this information from a supplier, we will contact you to let you know about the cancellation or delay of your order.

If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us, and we'll be happy to make some enquiries on your behalf.


Making copies

The publications available on this site are protected by Australian and international copyright law. Before making copies of these scripts or performing a play, you have a legal obligation to obtain permission.

For works in PDF format only, we are authorised to collect and distribute licence fees for photocopying on behalf of playwrights and publishers whose works are sold through Australian Plays.

Purchasing a script in digital format grants you the right to print one copy only; further copies require a Copy Licence.

You can buy a Copy Licence as an optional extra with any PDF script, or you can purchase a licence at a later time, by clicking the ‘copy licensing’ button on the relevant product listing.

Copy Licences are not available for printed books sold through Australian Plays. You will need to seek permission to copy scripts that are published in book format from the relevant publisher.

Educators and others in institutions covered by a Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) licence should note that their CAL licence only allows them to copy up to 10% of a script whether it be in electronic or printed book format.



Cancellations and refunds

We understand that sometimes you may need to return your order for refund or exchange. We will do our best to resolve any issues for you and ask that you get in touch via the contact us page with any questions or concerns.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions that relate to cancellations, refunds and replacement for full details before submitting your query.