Terms and Conditions

All applicants who submit an application form must agree to the Terms & Conditions set out below:

Terms & Conditions

  1. Applicants must be 18 years or over at the time of application.
  2. Once the online application is submitted, there is to be no stage name or biography changes.
  3. Each finalist’s official acceptance into their State Final /showcase should be made with utmost due care. Pulling out of the competition will be granted under medical and extenuating circumstances only. Future reapplication will be refused if an adequate reason for withdrawal is not provided.
  4. An application fee of $30 needs to be paid with the application. This fee is non-refundable.
  5. Only once accepted into a State Final/showcase, finalists will be required to pay a non-refundable acceptance fee of $70.
  6. All photos on the application must be Professional Images (studio photography preferred) and where possible be watermarked by the photographer. Permission by the photographer is a must and is the responsibility of the contestant.
  7. After receiving confirmation of acceptance, the finalist will be sent an email with the finalist info pack.
  8. Previous national winners of the competition are not able to enter again (internationally or between the national competitions).
  9. Gender and its presentation and portrayal has a rich history throughout different eras and styles of theatre, and burlesque is no exception to that. The Miss Burlesque Australia competition utilises a feminine pronoun, however, we aim to be as inclusive and diverse as possible. We do not discriminate against gender or sexual identity. We encourage LGBTQI identifying performance artists, transgendered persons, gender bending or drag performers, and any artist who identifies beyond the binary to enter and continue to bring new perspectives to the competition.
  10. It is compulsory for any applicant to have been performing as a soloist under their stage persona for one year minimum (or with the permission of the State Producer).
  11. Each entrant MUST represent the state in which they reside. Applicants from other states may be considered if the contestant grew up or was born there, but they must cover their own costs to fly/travel to compete. (Applicable to Miss Burlesque Australia applicants only). Applicants can only apply to compete in one State only per year.
  12. If entrants are applying from a state that does not have its own final, they are welcome to apply to compete in the closest state however, any transport or related costs to compete or fulfill title duties will be at the competitor’s expense.
  13. If the applicant is accepted to compete in the Mr Boylesque Australia competition, they must cover their own costs to fly/travel to compete if necessary.
  14. A State Final winner cannot compete in their own state the following year as one of their duties is to to hand over the title to the following year’s winner. (Applicable to Miss Burlesque Australia applicants only).
  15. By entering the competition, you agree to being photographed and filmed at any time during the competition by the Official MBA Photographer/Videographer. These photos and video may be used on MBA online and printed publications and will remain the property of MBA.
  16. Finalists are required to promote the sale of tickets in their state via use of their own mailing lists, websites, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Assistance will be provided by MBA.
  17. Finalists agree to make themselves available for media opportunities relating to Miss Burlesque Australia/ Mr Boylesque Australia and understand that in most cases, these editorials and shoots are unpaid by media.
  18. In no way is any performance submitted to MBA allowed to depict violence against women.
  19. Each finalist must perform routines of their own making that adhere to the rules and guidelines, outlined by the competition.
  20. MBA is not responsible for any injuries sustained in performances during the competition. Finalists must have their own Personal Accident Cover Insurance. We can recommend Duck for Cover. MBA will do its best to ensure that the venues are safe to perform in and will be covered for any Public Liability. Finalists are responsible for their props and any injuries sustained as a result of their use.
  21. Finalists will be judged according to the criteria of the competition and all scores are put through an Olympic scoring system. The judge’s decision is final.
  22. Finalists will not be paid for any performance in the competition and Miss Burlesque Australia/Mr Boylesque Australia is not liable for any costs incurred for competitors to participate in the competition.
  23. If a finalist wins a State Final, they will then be required to represent that state and compete in the National Grand Final. If they are unable or un-fit to do this, the 1st Runner-up will be offered the spot to compete instead. (Applicable to Miss Burlesque Australia finalists only)
  24. State titleholders may assist in the following year’s competition as a team leader of the charity, if the state decides to participate in their own charity fundraising activities.
  25. The national title holder of Miss Burlesque Australia, may be required to attend the following year’s State Finals where possible and when employed/requested, help coach and guide the finalists. They will also be expected to promote each State Final in anyway they can. (Applicable to Miss Burlesque Australia only)
  26. The Miss Burlesque Australia/ Mr Boylesque Australia national titleholder must make all reasonable attempts to ensure that by accepting major tours or undertaking extended travel, that these events/dates do not conflict with any MBA commitments. We kindly ask that the national title holder notify MBA before any event advertising, that uses their image as the main focus. They will be the national promotional feature of MBA for their reigning year, so must be careful not to overuse their image. The national title holder should also be mindful of what Burlesque competitions they enter during their reign.
  27. If you win the national title of Miss Burlesque Australia/ Mr Boylesque Australia, you will be asked to return to the national final the following year to perform and hand over the title. You must also promote the final to the best of your abilities.
  28. As a MBA title holder, you agree to promote yourself using your state or national title in the correct way. In the reigning year of the title you can call yourself e.g. Miss Burlesque Australia/Mr Boylesque Australia. In the years following your reign, you must use the year in which you won e.g. Miss Burlesque Australia 2013 or Former Miss Burlesque Australia.

If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply please check with your State Producer or the National production team.