Tim Ellis

Leading Australian magician.


Tim Ellis, President of the Australian Institute of Magic, has won more awards for his mind-blowing magic than any other Australian in history. In the process he’s gained an international reputation as “the face of Australian magic” for his innovative, original and highly entertaining blend of magic and comedy.

Tim has been buried alive, escaped from a wooden crate at the bottom of the Yarra River, freed himself from straitjackets hanging thirty metres above city streets, and driven a $100,000 sports car while blindfolded.
Recently, Tim was diagnosed as having Asperger’s Syndrome, and he explores the pros and cons of the condition in his autobiographical one-man show ‘AspyCadabra’.

Current Work

He performs regularly on luxury six-star cruise lines as well as shows in Las Vegas, New York, Paris, Cape Town, Beijing, Singapore, and The Magic Castle in Hollywood where he was nominated ‘Lecturer of the Year.’

He is founder and artistic director of ‘The Melbourne Magic Festival’ and has also produced many large scale events including The National Festival of the Magical Arts and several International Magic Conventions.

Tim offers a variety of live Socially Distanced shows as well as Virtual Zoom Shows broadcast live and interactive from his Laneway Theatre in Melbourne.

Previous Experience

Television and Media: Tim Ellis has acted as Magic Consultant on several plays, television commercials and the popular series ‘Blue Heelers’, and co-produced the Japanese NHKTV special ‘Magical Mystery Tour in Australia’ .


Talking Points
Strolling Magic
Close-up Magic
Comedy Magic
Grand Illusions
Zoom Magic