July 22nd, 2021

Diversity Lounge & PAX Together

The PAX Diversity Lounge is coming back as PAX Together, with its own theatre, more panels and tournaments! We have a lot of exciting news to share, so please read carefully below.

For Community Groups looking to join PAX Together with a free booth, apply here.

For panelists with a great idea for a panel, workshop, Q&A, Meetup or other activity you’d like to see hosted in PAX Together, apply here

For Indie Games featuring diverse characters or who champion accessibility in its design, showcase your game in PAX Together, apply here.

To make this the best lounge ever, please send us your feedback on what you do/don’t like and what you’d like to see more/less of, submit here.

July 21st, 2021

PAX Collaboratory 2021 is now open

Applications for PAX Collaboratory, our space dedicated to unreleased tabletop games, is now open.

If you’re a designer with an unpublished tabletop game, and you’re ready to unveil your promethean labours to the world, join PAX Collaboratory!
Apply now

PAX Collaboratory is made possible through the support of Tabletop Game Designers Australia.

June 8th, 2021

PAX Aus 2021 Indie Showcase Submissions are open!

The seers, the augurs, the soothsayers, have come to consensus in their prognostication. The PAX Aus Indie Showcase is now open for submissions, and for the first time ever, tabletop games are eligible to enter!

Granted, this is a very long and oddly specific message to see in the entrails/tea leaves/cards, but hey, I’m not gonna argue. They all seemed super sure and this is way more helpful than vague prophecies of doom.

Highlighting the best of the Aus & NZ game dev and tabletop design scene, the PAX Aus Indie Showcase brings titles selected by industry vets to the show floor at PAX every year.

The winning developers will receive significant promotion from PAX Aus across websites, social media, and showguides, as well as free booth space at PAX Aus.

Entry fees for the competition are $25 USD and you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
a. You are a New Zealand- or Australia-based independent developer without a traditional publisher-developer relationship in place
b. You are not be funded by an outside party, government grants or crowdsourcing excluded
c. Your game is in at least beta form

Submissions close on June 28. Developers interested in submitting their games or wishing to view the full rules may do so here.

PAX Aus 2021 will take place on October 8th to 10th at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Any questions, shoot them through to ais@paxsite.com

April 7th, 2021

Tickets on sale now

Take 2! Let’s roll it again! IT’S OFFICIAL! Early Bird Tickets for PAX Aus 2021 are on sale now!!!


Book now

March 9th, 2021

PAX Australia 2021 Dates

The entire PAX Aus team misses you and it felt overdue in giving you an update and some exciting news on all things PAX Aus, so here goes…

Over the past 12 months we’ve all been challenged from every direction.  At PAX Aus HQ we tasked ourselves to think differently about how to best connect this amazing community of gaming fans.  We’ve focused on delivering meaningful virtual content such as PAX Online and PAX Presents and our brand-new PAX Australia Discord channel.

NOW, we are very excited to announce that PAX Australia will be back in 2021 as a live event, just as you remember it!

Follow our social media channels to keep up to date with more information including ticket on-sale dates!



Rest assured that the safety of our PAX Aus community is our absolute priority and comes first before all else.  We will take all necessary precautions for public health and follow national and local health guidelines that are in place at the time of our event, 8-10 October, but please note the following: 

•      Tickets will initially be limited to reflect the current capacity restrictions of Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, which we hope will continue to relax as we get closer to PAX Aus 2021, and allow us to release more tickets

•      If you can’t travel due to COVID-19 border closures we will refund your ticket purchase

•      If you can’t travel due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, we will refund your ticket purchase