Revive National Cultural Policy

We warmly welcome the announcement from the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, the Hon Tony Burke MP and the Australian Government today that it will provide $1 million per annum to support our crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing, and First Nations programs.

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.

Minimum Standards

Over 65 individuals and companies have now signed the Minimum Standards for a Mentally Healthy Music Industry. They seek to encourage action to protect, respond, and promote the positive aspects of work that contribute to good mental health. 

Make it your New Year’s resolution to get your company on board and help contribute to positive culture change in our industry.

Make a Bequest

Start this year with a resolution to make sure you have a current Will. 

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.

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.

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