Christmas Appeal

This festive season, we’re asking for your support again to help those in the industry who bring music to our lives.

After another difficult year, many continue to battle issues like financial insecurity, cost of living pressures and declining mental health.

That’s a wrap!

We’ve made it through another incredible Ausmusic T-Shirt Day! 

To all of the workplaces, donors, fundraisers and media friends, we couldn’t do it without you! We can’t thank you all enough for supporting the cause so that we can continue to help music workers in need.

In music, every little bit matters, and you all really showed up and donated to the whopping tune of $654,668, a new record! We know there’s more to come too, so keep your eyes on the final total and don’t forget that it’s not too late to donate.

Victorian Government funding

We warmly welcome the announcement this morning from Victorian Minister for Creative Industries, Colin Brooks, that the Victorian Government will provide $2 million over the next four years to support our services.

The funding will go towards supporting Victorian music workers through our crisis relief program; mental health and wellbeing programs; Mentally Healthy Workplaces Program; and the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline.

Willem Brussen announced as new First Nations Social Worker

Today, Support Act has announced the hire of Willem Brussen as its new First Nations Social Worker.

A proud Baramadagal/Burramattagal man of Dharug Country with Dutch, German, Irish and English ancestries, Willem has grown up and lives off-country on Wurundjeri Country.

Support Act Wellbeing Helpline

Need someone to talk to? The Wellbeing Helpline is here for you. 

From mental health and wellbeing issues to career concerns, financial management and conflict resolution, the Helpline is here to support you.

Sometimes you just need to talk it out, and this is a massive step to take. Just know that we are here to support you every step of the way. Call the Helpline now on 1800 959 500.

‘Outside In’ Video and Portrait Series

A stellar line-up of Australian artists and industry have taken part in a brand new video and portrait series, Outside Into raise awareness of the state of mental health in the music industry.

Episode seven see’s Catherine Alcorn chat about her experience as an actor, singer, producer and mum.

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.