In addition to applying for your music course at the University of Sydney or through UAC, you must also register for an audition or an interview. Depending on the course you are applying in, interviews are usually undertaken once you have submitted a portfolio that has been favourably assessed. To register, see undergraduate or postgraduate below.


Ensure you follow the specific audition requirements of your specialisation, including portfolio instructions. Don’t hesitate to ask the relevant academic staff if you need further advice or have any queries.

We do accept recorded auditions
It is in your best interest to attend your audition or interview at the Conservatorium. Alternatively, you may submit a recording or undertake a web-chat interview if you are unable to see us in person. You would indicate your attendance or not in your audition registration.

Do I need an accompanist?
Yes. If auditioning in an instrument or voice, you are required to have an accompanist in your audition. If for some reason you cannot arrange one, you may contact one of our recommended accompanists here.
If applying in Jazz, you will perform with staff from our Jazz division. Please refer to the jazz area of study page for further details on this.

Don’t forget to pay the audition fee
For undergraduate auditions, a non-refundable fee is charged for each audition/interview registration.

Auditioning in Conducting or Opera Performance?
There are specific instructions you need to follow to apply in Conducting. Conducting as well as Opera Performance also have individual audition dates. These dates are listed below under postgraduate. Click here to apply in the relevant course and register for an audition (see additional step for Conducting).

2019 entry

Semester 1 application
Early round auditions: 24-28 September 2018
Registration closing date: 11.59pm 1 September

Late round auditions: 26 November-7 December 2018 (excluding weekends)
Registration closing date: 11.59pm 30 September

Make sure you register for your audition before the closing date. Registration opens in June. Please check back here for details on how to register.

Semester 2 application (open for international students only)
Auditions will be scheduled individually as we receive them.

Check your audition date here.


Semester 1 application
Apply direct to the University of Sydney by 31 January of the same year.
Start your application here

Semester 2 application (international students only)
Apply direct to the University of Sydney by 8 July of the same year.
Start your application here

Conducting applicants:
Semester 2 2018 application closing date: 15 April 2018
Semester 1 2019 application closing date: 15 September 2018
Start your application here

Opera Performance applicants:
Semester 1 application closing date: 31 October of the preceding year
Start your application here


If you are unable to attend in person, you may submit a recording. Please provide this in your course application to the University of Sydney. To apply, visit How to Apply – Postgraduate


Apply directly to the University of Sydney from here.