Ausmusic T-Shirt Day

Save the date because Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is back on Friday 18 November!

Get involved by wearing an Ausmusic T-Shirt, donating to Support Act and/or setting up a team to fundraise. Haven’t got a shirt? Check out our limited edition Premium T-Shirt range from an incredible line-up of Aussie artists.

Tune Ups

This Mental Health Month, we’ll be revisiting our popular Tune Ups series, where we talk to some of the biggest names in the music industry about their mental health journeys, including Brendon Love (The Teskey Brothers), Sahara Herald (Frontier Touring) and Fanny Lumsden.

Access All Areas

Join us online for Access All Areas:  Creating a Safe & Thriving Music Industry For All on Tuesday 4 October, 1 November or 13 December from 10:30am -12:30pm (AEDT).

Developed in partnership with Music Victoria, the training will teach you how to actively intervene when witnessing sexual harassment, sexual assault and bullying in the workforce.

Minimum Standards

We’re pleased to share with you our inaugural Minimum Standards for a Mentally Healthy Music Industry, developed in consultation with representatives from the music industry and regulatory authorities in line with the actions proposed in the National Workplace Initiative. 

They seek to encourage action to protect, respond, and promote the positive aspects of work that contribute to good mental health. 

Leave Your Legacy

Help us future-proof our support of the music industry and leave your legacy for generations to come by leaving a gift in your will to Support Act.

We’ve partnered with leading Australian online will-writing platform Gathered Here to offer you a free, legally binding will to get you started. It’s simple and takes just 10 mins to complete.

25 years as the music industry’s charity!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who’s been involved along the way, from directors, staff, donors, sponsors and volunteers to all of our service users who remind us why we do what we do.

What we do

Support Act is the music industry’s charity, delivering crisis relief services to musicians, managers, crew and music workers across all genres who are unable to work due to ill health, injury, a mental health problem or some other crisis, such as COVID-19. 

We also develop and implement life-saving mental health and wellbeing programs and services.

About Support Act

Get Help

You can get help by applying for financial support if you are a musician, manager, crew or music worker in crisis. We will also contribute to the cost of a funeral.

Contact the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline if you are concerned about any aspect of your mental health, and check out our Resources page to discover industry-specific mental health videos, training options, articles and other cool stuff.

Get Help

Give Help

You can give help by making an individual or company donation, fundraising, leaving a gift to us in your will, and by spreading the word about our services to anyone in need. See below for more information.

Give Help

HOW CAN I HELP?

If you would like to make an individual or company donation, please visit our donate page. A recurring monthly or annual donation is a great way to ensure your ongoing support. All donations are tax deductible.

There are many ways to fundraise: hold an event (when conditions allow), donate a percentage of sales from products, services or merchandise, or set up a donation page on social media for your birthday or other special occasion. Please make sure you register with us first.

Help A Mate provides an opportunity to raise money for an artist, roadie or music worker who is in need or suffering hardship or distress. This could be through a dedicated appeal or a fundraising event. Find out more.

If you would like to leave Support Act a gift in your Will or should you decide to include Support Act as a beneficiary, we provide more information here. You can also call our CEO Clive Miller on 1300 731 303.

Make a Bequest

Music workers are a proud and resilient bunch, and some can be reluctant to seek help, even though they might be in financial distress or just need to talk to someone about their wellbeing. If you know someone who needs our help, please encourage them to contact us.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Whether you want to learn how to give or get help, look after your own own wellbeing or hear how others in the music community have overcome challenges, this is for you.

Donors & Sponsors

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