To the Voice to Parliament

Support Act serves the music industry from many lands, and pays respect to all Elders past and present. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as this continent’s original and continuous artists, musicians, dancers and storytellers of the world’s oldest continuing culture.

We accept the generous invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.

Music In The House

Marcia Hines AM, was honoured with the prestigious Excellence in the Community Award for her contribution to music and the community last night.

The night raised over $150k which will go towards helping music workers in need through its crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing programs, and the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline. Check out all the pics from the night!

‘Outside In’ Video and Portrait Series Announced

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

Episode three see’s Poppy Reid, Editor In Chief of Australia’s largest youth publisher, The Brag Media, speak on numerous topics including sexual assault and secondary trauma, divorce and sobriety.

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.

We’re heading to SXSW!

We’re thrilled to announce that our Yarning Strong – Songlines: The Intersection of Music, Creativity and Culture panel has been selected for this year’s SXSW Sydney event from 15-22 October.

Host Mitch Tambo will be joined alongside two First Nations music industry leaders to discuss the importance of music, spirituality and creativity in guiding and supporting First Nations people and strengthening their ties to land, kin and culture. 

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.