The Australian Drama Education Magazine (ADEM) is a free digital publication for Drama Australia members.

Statement of Purpose

ADEM is a practice-based publication for teachers in Early Childhood, Primary, Middle & Senior School, and Tertiary, as well as for drama practitioners.
ADEM aims to provide Drama educators and practitioners in all states and territories with an opportunity to publish and share articles that provide readers with interesting and useful material for their teaching, as well as to keep abreast of innovative and stimulating national and international projects.
ADEM is published once a year and provides:
• A shared journey between pre-service, early childhood, primary, secondary, and tertiary educators, and drama practitioners
• Articles from different states and territories
• National curriculum updates
• Opportunities for educators and practitioners to share their best practices
• Practical strategies to engage and enthuse new generations of learners
• Practical responses to research findings and illustrative material

ADEM Latest Issue
ADEM Past Issues to Download

ADEM No 19 – 2023: ANTiDOTE –  Latest Edition

2023 Themed Edition: ANTiDOTE is now available for download.

Our 2023 ADEM theme of Antidote echoes the 2023 Drama Australia National Conference, and as a themed edition of ADEM, aims to open space for sharing innovative drama practice and research that acts as a creative remedy for contemporary challenges.

Past editions can be viewed on this link on the Drama Australia website.

For further questions about contributing to future ADEM editions, please contact a member of the editorial team:
Dr John Nicholas Saunders: Director of ADEM and Co-Editor
Co-editor: Danielle Hradsky

To access the guidelines for contributions, please click here:


When submitting a contribution you MUST also sign a release form, which can be found HERE.
For questions about contributing to ADEM, please contact a member of the editorial team at
ADEM was established in 1995 and published until 2008 as a hard copy magazine. Back copies are now available online.

Guidelines for Contributors:
The following style guide is recommended:

  • Format – word documents with headings – 800 to 2,000 words (no footnotes).
  • Referencing (Author, Date) APA 6th See referencing guide
  • Provide interesting, informative and if possible, illustrative material.
  • Use standard Australian English spelling
  • Use bold for headings and align left. One level of heading is sufficient.
  • Number pages (right bottom of page)
  • 12 Times New Roman font.
  • • Include a short bio note (approx. 50 words) for each author at the end of the article

Author Responsibilities:

  • Submitted in the style guide and carefully proof-read for errors
  • Contributions are author’s original work, with all sources properly referenced.
  • Permission obtained from all parties involved such as copyright, children’s works (including parents), photographs and images.

Drama Australia requires evidence of appropriate permission.