Support Act is a registered charity founded in 1997 by the music industry, for the music industry. Support Act was established in recognition that a career in music brings its own unique rewards and challenges.

We understand that a life crisis can quickly lead to financial hardship. We have helped in so many different ways since we were founded in 1997.

We’ve paid the rent, kept the power on, repaired instruments, provided petrol, bought school uniforms, helped rehouse a prized vinyl collection, replaced a rotten bed and kept a dog in biscuits. We’ve brought comfort and dignity to many people in the final stages of life.

We’ve helped get artists and music workers back on their feet when they have hit a tough patch and just need a breathing space.

Founding members

Support Act’s founding members are AMCOS, APRA, ARIA and PPCA