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UNIMA Australia is the Australian branch of UNIMA, the Union Internationale de la Marionnette. Formed in 1929 UNIMA is the longest running theatrical organisation in the world, and a member of the International Theatre Institute and UNESCO. UNIMA aims to bring together people from around the world to contribute to the development of the art of puppetry, and to use it in the pursuit of human values such as peace and mutual understanding.

UNIMA Australia acts as an advocate for puppetry practice in Australia, proving a point of contact between puppeteers, and a place for discussion about the art form. Throughout the year UNIMA supports workshops, festivals, and other events relevant to puppetry practice, and provides information to members about opportunities within Australia and the UNIMA International network.

If you would like to become a member, our online application and payment page can be found here.

The Rules of Incorporation may be downloaded here.

Submit an Article for UNIMA Australia’s online Quarterly News:

We welcome submissions of puppetry related articles, news and book reviews from our members and the wider arts community for publication on the UNIMA Australia website. If you would like to submit an article for publication please contact us.

All submissions must be no longer than 1000 words and image files no larger than 1000 x 800 pixels. Not all submissions will be published and UNIMA Australia reserves the right to make changes to any submissions in consultation with the author before publication.