We reckon you’ve landed on this page because a) you’re keen to register for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2022 and b) you’ve got questions. Maybe even some “frequently asked” ones. We’ve tried our best to answer them all below, but if we’ve missed anything, give our Participant Services team a buzz on 9660 9600 or email [artists@melbournefringe.com.au.](mailto:artists@melbournefringe.com.au.%C2%A0)

Please note: We update these FAQs regularly as your questions come in.


When is Fringe taking place in 2022?

The 2022 Melbourne Fringe Festival will take place from 6 October to 23 October 2022.


Can my show / event / exhibition be in the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2022?

This one is easy. The answer is yes! Anyone can be part of Fringe. We’re a proudly inclusive, open access Festival made by the great people of Melbourne – and their interstate and international friends as well. We’re all about variety, whichever form that comes in. Arts focused or not, we welcome events of all kinds. Our Festival embodies freedom of expression - at its loudest. So if you have something to say, here’s the place to say it.


When do registrations take place?

Fringe registrations will open in May 9th 2022. Keep an eye on the Key Dates page in Resource Hub for more info on dates coming soon.

Key Dates


How can I take part in Fringe?

There are four ways you can get involved:

  1. Be part of the Festival Hub

Apply to be part of the curated program at Trades Hall. Expressions of Interest for the Festival Hub open right now HERE and close on Sunday 22 May 11.59pm

  1. Be part of an established venue

Apply to be part of one of the many curated programs hosted at established venues right across Melbourne. Different venues have different flavours – they’ll all have separate EOI forms and due dates, so you’ll need to apply directly to them. Check back here once registrations open for more details or reach out to an established venue yourself!