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 2021 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.

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


Mark Douglas

Ross Entwistle

Damian Keogh AM

Clark Kirby

Luke Mackey

Natalie Miller AO

David Pye

Terry Jackman AO (Board Advisor & AIMC Chairman)

Cameron Mitchell (Executive Director)

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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