We are all about supporting and connecting puppetry practitioners and all people interested in puppetry arts in Australia and world-wide.
We do this through our website, projects, events, networking, festivals and a biannual online magazine UNIMA Oz. We also offer scholarships, grants and publications.
UNIMA Australia was founded in 1970 and incorporated in 2004. The logo was designed by the renowned Australian puppeteer Norman Hetherington, creator of Mr Squiggle.
In 2008, UNIMA Australia hosted the 20th UNIMA Congress and World Puppetry Festival. It was the first time the congress and festival was held in the southern hemisphere.
UNIMA Australia is the Australian branch of UNIMA, the Union Internationale de la Marionnette (International Puppetry Association). UNIMA was established in 1929 and is affiliated to UNESCO. It is also a member of the International Theatre Institute.