Power Of


The power of music is something we all feel. So many events in life need a soundtrack: a long road trip, a first dance at a wedding, a carefully chosen piece to mark a loved one’s passing.
Music makes memories.

And yet, as a professional, a career in music can be uncertain and risky. Even the most talented find themselves unable to work when illness, injury or some other unforeseen event strikes. Without an income, a setback can quickly become a crisis.

This is where Support Act steps in. Support Act is a registered charity established by the music industry to provide a safety net for artists and music workers in crisis. If you are a music professional, Support Act is here to help.

Because your life is music. 


Real People. Real Stories.

Whilst Support Act is a charity, we prefer to think that any
financial assistance we are able to give as a grant, awarded in acknowledgment of your contribution to Australian music.

Carol Lloyd.

Professional Musician

“You get to such a desperate point where you lose hope. Support Act were our angels.”

Click here to play Carol’s video 



Danny Widdicombe.

Professional Musician

“Support Act literally saved my family”

Click here to watch Danny’s story

Andy McDonell.

Professional Musician

“There needs to be someone like Support Act there in times of crisis, because there is no one else.”

Click here to watch Andy’s story

Noel Jefferson

Retired roadie & production manager

“I came to Support Act for help because I could see myself sliding down the scale…they pulled me out of the dungeons of despair.”

Click here to watch Noel’s story

Lilli Lovegrove


“For my whole life it was just him and I. It happened out of nowhere, his passing. Finance wasn’t something I was thinking about at all before then.”

Jim Conway

Professional Musician

“I’m very grateful for the assistance provided by Support Act.  It has improved my quality of life enormously and has given me the confidence to perform again.”


photo credit: Greg Weight

Peter Black

Professional Musician

“The word ‘real value’ from an organisation like Support Act doesn’t even come close to it.”


Neill is a professional saxophonist. In late 2012 Neill lost his left arm to sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, leaving him unable to continue as a professional saxophone player. A close friend of Neill’s, refusing to give up on his friend and colleague, found a specialist overseas who builds instruments from scratch, in this case a one handed sax. Support Act contacted Neill to see how we could help and paid for the new saxophone.



October 19


Daisy's South Australian Debonairs

If you are in Adelaide, come along to the monthly gathering of Daisy’s Debs. This is typically held on the third Wednesday of the month and each time sees a fantastic guest speaker and entertainment. Held 12 noon for a 12.30pm start @ the Norwood Function Centre, corner Osmond Terrace & the Parade. All welcome.
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October 23


The John Vincent Memorial Big Quiz Gig

The Support Act annual John Vincent memorial Big Quiz is back! Hosted by quiz funny-masters, Eddie Bannon & Dave Flanagan, get ready for an afternoon of fun, facts and special guests.
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November 16


The Age Music Victoria Awards

70 Russell, Melbourne
The Age Music Victoria Awards will celebrate its 11th year with a huge line up of Victoria’s best talent at 170 Russell on Wednesday 16 November.
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