End of Financial Year Appeal

Life is tough right now. The cost of living crisis is impacting us all financially and mentally, but for some of those who bring the music we love into our lives, it’s really biting. 

If you can, please donate today and help us support those working in the industry we all love.

New SafeTALK event

We’ve partnered with LivingWorks, Australia’s leading suicide intervention training organisation, to provide people who work in music access to free and important suicide prevention education.

The first safeTALK event will be held at APRA AMCOS, Eora/Sydney on Thursday 29 June from 10am-2pm.

Yarning Strong Mabo Day

Join us for a free and online Yarning Strong – Mabo Day Special on Saturday 3 June at 7:30pm (AEST). 

Yarn with host Mitch Tambo and co-host Will Oui as they discuss Mabo Day with special panelists Mau Power and Kristal West, who will also be performing.

Access All Areas

Join us for our next Access All Areas: Creating a safe and thriving music industry for all on Tuesday 6 June, 10am-12pm (AEST).

This free and online workshop identifies and breaks down some of the key social drivers of bullying, harassment, sexual assault and intimidation. 

Job Vacancy – First Nations Programs Lead

We’re looking for a part-time First Nations Programs Lead to join our wonderful team here at Support Act! This is an amazing opportunity to drive organisation and industry change with a First Nations lens. 

Applications have been extended to 5pm (AEST), Thursday 8 June.

Guide to Sexual Misconduct, Bullying and Discrimination

In response to the unacceptable levels of harassment, bullying and discrimination in the Australian music industry, we’ve compiled the Support Act Guide to Sexual Misconduct, Bullying and Discrimination.

The guide is a checkpoint for individuals affected by sexual harm, harassment, bullying and discrimination in the course of their work in the music industry.

Read more and check out the new downloadable resources.

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


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.


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.