Dear models and aspiring models seeking work please note:

Melbourne Life Drawing (MLD) does not hire models directly nor does MLD act as a booking agency.

MLD is a promotional and advertising website only - please do not enquire about any available work with MLD.

The best way to promote your life modelling talent is to network, source a great image of yourself
(a nude image is
not essential) and then announce your availability to artists, photographers and session hosts. For more read on below...
Model profile listing options
3 month profile
Includes one page, one image
6 month profile
Includes up to 5 images, own model page and MLD social network advertising.
Each MLD profile includes:
  • Social network announcements on social networks
  • A profile image (several images for 6 month listings)
  • update your contact details any time during listing (no charge)
  • link to your own website or social network page
To apply for your MLD model profile contact us
SAMPLE model listing

An MLD gallery feature lets you showcase up to up to 5 images (650 x 650 pixels) - Example below is an AMBER model listing
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Aspiring Life Models

Thinking of becoming a life model?

Life models typically pose nude for people to draw, paint, sculpt or photograph, though sometimes this may involve costumes or theme based modelling.

Who hires life models?
  • art societies - small groups of artists usually working in a small local community hall, gallery or studio
  • schools / tafes / universities
  • private individuals - artists or small informal groups of artists working in a private home or studio

Melbourne Life Drawing DOES NOT currently conduct training workshops for life models. However training is provided by the Life Models Society. Workshops are run quarterly at the Princes Hill Community Centre. 

To enquire more please contact LMS directly

phone: 0422 409 946

Get involved
Use the MLD directory on this site and attend a figure drawing work shop yourself, even if you don't consider yourself an artist. See it as an opportunity to learn what goes on from the artist/student's perspective.
Linda Robertson

© Linda Robertson

Life Model Working Conditions

If you are hiring life models through MLD

  • Provide a comfortable working space with good heating and adequate ventilation
  • Provide a nearby change room and toilet
  • Provide clean, comfortable props eg. rug for standing purposes, and cushions for sitting/reclining poses, clean sheets
  • Give models a 5 to 10 min break for every 20 mins working session at model's discretion
  • Ensure that model is visible to participant artists, students and teachers only
  • Models are entitled to negotiate their own rates, but MLD endorses the agreed rates published by the Victorian Life Models Society
  • Never photograph a model without their consent
  • In case of double booking pay both models in full. In case of a cancellation please pay the model if less than a week's notice is given
  • Never touch the model without their permission
  • Do not ask models to wear garments inappropriate for serious artistic pursuit
  • The model reserves the right to refuse to adopt poses s/he considers inappropriate or dangerous
  • Never use spray fixative indoors
  • Please turn off your mobile phones (if in a class situation) and check before bringing any digital cameras into the life drawing studio
*Courtesy of the Melbourne Life Models Society