SINCE 1975

The Adelaide Art Directors Club was established in late 1975, to promote and maintain high standards in the fields of South Australian advertising and design.

In August 2004 the club changed its name to the Adelaide Advertising and Design Club, a name which better reflects the areas the club is involved in.

The Club initiates and supports a wide variety of educational programs, exhibitions, publications, social events and other industry networking opportunities for the betterment of its members, and the communications industry at large.

The AADC Sub-Committees


The education committee want to inspire people to learn, experience and develop a better understanding of their industry, enabling a plan for their careers.

To inspire our members, we have implemented a range of programs that are accessible to all, regardless of age or employment. These programs have included creative competition, and opportunities to view the best ads from around the world.

We also want to inspire the next generation of AADC members, through ties with all tertiary education institutions, providing graduates and students with a better understanding of our industry. Our industry open days, and mentor program provide a unique starting point for students looking to join the advertising and design industry.

If you would like to be involved or are a student interested in our activities, please email [email protected].


The AADC Awards has a reputation of being one of the best creative awards shows in the country. Each year, the finest work in a variety of categories is judged by a group of respected industry peers and then showcased and awarded on the night.

The awards evening is the highlight of the Adelaide creative industries’ social calendar, and is the result of the volunteered time and dedication of the AADC awards sub-committee. The Awards Sub-Committee is always looking for new members to join the dynamic team. If you are interested please contact [email protected]


The AADC Events Sub-Committee is tasked with creating a primarily social calendar of events for the members, supporters and sponsors of the club. Members of the Events Sub dedicate themselves to a committee meeting once a month plus be available to assist with the planning and implementation of various events including staffing those events throughout the year. The majority of these events are held out of office hours and encourage and promote industry networking. For more information regarding the AADC Events contact [email protected]

If you would like to join an AADC Sub-Committee, all members sign up at our AGM. All sub-committee members have to be current AADC financial members. For any other information email us: [email protected]

Become a Sponsor


The forum that binds this vibrant, thriving industry ranging from design to advertising, activation, print, sound and content is the AADC.

We see it not only in the galleries, the streets, our events but also every day in our media, online and as an integral part of every corporate and charitable venture. The creation and production of commercial ideas is a vibrant, thriving industry ranging from design to advertising, activation, print, sound and content. The forum that binds these artisans together is the Adelaide Advertising and Design Club or AADC. It’s been running for 35 years and currently boasts over 350 members.

The club was one of the first of its type in Australia and remains one of the most admired in the country for its professionalism. The Executive boasts some of the most senior people in creativity and production in this State. It is a volunteer Not For Profit fuelled by you and people like you through sponsorship. 

Like all good sponsorship, it’s a two-way transaction with gain for both parties. We keep the creative community connected and our sponsors enjoy recognition and support from the industry plus a myriad of other benefits.

We have Platinum, Gold, Silver Sponsorship packages and Corporate Member opportunities available.

Please contact us if you’d like to become a sponsor: [email protected]




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Contact AADC
31 Fullarton Road, Kent Town 5067
[email protected]