The Stanwell Park Arts Theatre, commonly referred to as SPAT, is a performing arts community theatre company based in Stanwell Park, New South Wales Australia. SPAT was founded in 1974 with the aim to provide a creative outlet for people living in Stanwell Park and the surrounding area.

In  addition to presenting theatrical performances, members of SPAT have initiated several active sub-groups that now include SPAT Singers, SPAT Film Society, SPAT Photo Club and SPAT Workshops. To extend our community reach, we  occasionally organise Events and Competitions that promote the arts. These are open to non-SPAT members.

To become an active member of the Stanwell Park Arts Theatre please see the membership page.

SPAT made up of its membership base and each year those members get to elect an executive committee to manage the day to day operations of SPAT. SPAT is an incorporate not for profit association and governed by NSW legislation.

We meet on the first Thursday of the month at one of homes of the executive committee members or occasionally at a local ‘watering hole’!! Our AGM is held in October each year and the new executive takes over in January.

Please feel free to text or call our SPAT InfoLine 0429 921 562 for details or information.


0429 921 562

or use the form below

SPAT Policies and Guidelines

SPAT, like all organisations, has various policies and codes of conduct to insure our incorporated compliance. Please see below our key functional policies and information.


  • Is a Not-for-Profit incorporated corporation
  • Fulfils our legal obligations under the NSW Working With Children policy
  • Carries the required public liability insurances (full details of our ‘volunteer’ insurance policy can be read here and here)
  • Has an ABN number which is 28 513 315 570


This means that there are no paid roles within SPAT and that the vast majority of artistic, creative and stage craft support is provided on volunteer* basis.

Note: By exception, we may fund a contributor if we are unable to find the artistic skills with our volunteer membership. Our Financial Policy on paid support is available from the treasurer.

* We gratefully acknowledge and thank our volunteers as without them SPAT would simply not exist. .

NSW Working With Children

SPAT is a member organisation of the NSW ‘Working With Children’ government body. As such we passionately follow the legal requirements and cultural values and behaviours required to ensure that SPAT is more than compliant in this regard. 

Our policy requires that:

If any child, up to and including 17yo is involved in any workshop, performance or event of any kind then the supervising adults, be that a coach or mentor, director or any persons involved in the production and is over the age of 18 will be required to:

  • Provide (in confidence) the SPAT Secretary their NSW Working With Children reference number (the only exception to this requirement is if you are the parent or immediate relative of a child in the workshop or performance).

All adults in SPAT who are working with children will:

  • Take personal responsibility to ensure the well-being and safety of every child involved with SPAT by reporting suspicious activity to the Police
  • Use the following links to obtain a Working With Children Check and to familiarize yourself with the NSW Kidguardian guidelines

Executive Committee

For 2017 – the Executive committee members are:

President – Ian Stevens

Executive Producer – Deb Edward

Secretary – Penelope Wood

Treasurer – Wayne Turner

Communications Officer – Beth Farmer

Public Officer – Ken Edwards

CWA Liaison Officer – Carol Pugh

Our 2017 AGM will be held on Thursday, 12 October at Tradies Helensburgh at 7pm.