9002 Creative Artists, Musicians, Writers and Performers

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Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
Reference period
2006 (Revision 2.0)

9002 Creative Artists, Musicians, Writers and Performers

This class consists of units of independent (freelance) individuals or groups mainly engaged in the regular creation of original artistic or cultural works who may or may not also produce and perform their works. This class also includes units providing independent technical expertise necessary for these productions, and celebrities mainly engaged in endorsing products or making speeches or public appearances for which they receive a fee.

Primary activities

  • Artists
  • Cartooning
  • Celebrities/ Media Presenters
  • Choreography service
  • Comedians
  • Composing (including musical composition)
  • Costume designing
  • Creative arts service
  • Dancers (not dance groups)
  • Journalistic service
  • Musicians (except music groups)
  • Playwriting or screenwriting
  • Producing or directing original artistic or cultural work
  • Sculpting
  • Set designing service
  • Speaking service (including radio and television announcing)
  • Theatre lighting design service
  • Writing (including poetry and comedy)


Units mainly engaged in

  • operating casting agencies are included in Class 7211 Employment Placement and Recruitment Services;
  • performing or playing music composed by others are included in Class 9001 Performing Arts Operation; and
  • producing live theatrical or musical presentations or performances based on existing artistic and cultural works are included in Class 9001 Performing Arts Operation.
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