A photo from above of violist Nicole Divall regearsing


As one of Australia's finest performing arts companies, the ACO attracts the highest level of musicians, soloists and composers, who are in turn supported by a first-rate team of administration professionals.
Browse current openings for Musicians, Composers and members of the administrative staff below.


Applications for casual work with the ACO (strings and all other orchestral instruments) are welcome. For details on how to apply, please send expressions of interest to:

Luke Shaw
Director of Artistic Operations
Email: luke.shaw@aco.com.au
Phone: +61 2 8274 3809


The ACO is known for programming a broad range of music and is invested in expanding the repertoire for chamber orchestras. However, due to our unique touring pattern, the ACO offers only a handful of programs a year so opportunities for composers are relatively limited.

If you are a composer who is represented by the Australian Music Centre, there is no need to contact us as our team regularly view the AMC catalogue. If you are not represented by the AMC but believe you have a piece well suited to the ACO, you are welcome to submit a cover letter, CV, and three sample pages of the score by post, along with a CD recording of the work if you have it. Please do not email scores or parts electronically, and only send Midi recordings if there is no alternative.

Please note that our core strength is strings (55331) and we are a touring orchestra. Works for large forces or which require a complicated venue set-up are less likely to be of interest.

We will contact you in the event that we are able to take your submission further, or if we require further information. Please be careful not to send anything that cannot be replaced as we are unable to return submissions unless organised in advance of original delivery.

Please address submissions to:

Anna Melville
Artistic Administrator
Australian Chamber Orchestra
PO Box R21
Royal Exchange NSW 1225 Australia


As a touring Orchestra with only 13 programs each year, opportunities to appear as a soloist with the ACO are extremely limited and highly sought-after.

Due to the overwhelming amount of interest, the ACO no longer accept unsolicited material from soloists or artist managers.