About NACO

NACO was formed in March 2011 when members of the Queensland-based Motion Picture Exhibitors’ Association of Queensland voted to take its membership national, and to reflect the new status, also agreed to change the name to the National Association of Cinema Operators-Australasia.

The Board now incorporates senior executive members from major national cinema operators, as well as independent operators, and from each state of Australia.

Then Chairman, Peter Beattie AC, commented at the launch – “Industry associations such as this one, play a vital role in the system of government in this country, allowing governments to sound out initiatives and allowing an industry to have one voice in approaches to government.”

Annual Report

Click here to download a copy of the 2019 Annual Report

Australian International Movie Convention

NACO hosts the official annual Australian International Movie Convention, the largest movie convention of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

AIMC 2019 will be held from October 20-23 at Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland. Click here for more information and here to register.

Board of Directors

The NACO Board is comprised of Major Exhibitor Representatives, Independent Exhibitor Representatives, an Executive Director and an Independent Chairman.

Current Board Members are listed below. Click here to see their bios and pictures.


David Seargeant


Kirk Edwards

Jane Hastings

Damian Keogh, AM

Natalie Miller, AO

David Pye

David Seargeant

Executive Director

Michael Hawkins

Industry Links

Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia

Australian Classification Board

NZ Office of Film & Literature Classification

Creative Content Australia

Australian Screen Association

Natalie Miller Fellowship

Society of Australian Cinema Pioneers

Cinema and Theatre Historical Society


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