Music In The House was created in 2006 as an opportunity for Support Act to recognise someone in Australian music for their musicianship and, as importantly, their broader contribution to the community. It’s now our longest-running fundraising event.

Over the past 16 years we’ve celebrated many wonderful Australian artists, listened to some killer acoustic performances of their music by artists they admire, and heard heartfelt and moving testimony from their peers regarding their influence and impact on our lives.

In doing so, we have been joined by the who’s who of the Australian music and entertainment industry, and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for our programs which help musicians, managers, crew and music workers who are doing it tough.

Music In The House returned after a two-year hiatus at The Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney on Tuesday night (23 August 2022).

Leaders from across the music industry and beyond attended the sold-out event in celebration of our 25th anniversary, including the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Prime Minister of Australia, and the Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for the Arts.

Music legends Midnight Oil were honoured with the prestigious Excellence in the Community Award for their incredible contribution to music, the community and activism in support of the environment, nuclear non-proliferation, Indigenous rights and much more. The award was presented by the Prime Minister.

A highlight of the celebration was an online auction of Midnight Oil memorabilia, as well as a raffle with some amazing prizes that helped us raise $100k to help music workers in need. The winners are M.Millgate, T.Denny, P.Llewellyn, K.Jacobs, J.Cruger, A.Jenkins, S.Paterson, P.Mckenzie, C.Longstaff, E.Erickson, S.Howland, C.Kobacker, H.Rankin, M.Holland, R.Kelly, D.Albert, B.Chladil, H.Pehi, M.Coates, R.Quick, A.Knight, K.Barrow, K.Heeremans, A.Pye and R.Leech.

Check out all the pictures from the night here.

Our honour roll of recipients is as follows:

2022 – Midnight Oil

Host: Zan Rowe. Artists: Dave Faulkner, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Olympia, William Barton and Veronique Serret

2019 – Tina Arena

Speaker: John Watson. Artists: Kate Miller Heidke, Electric Fields, Ainslie Wills, Gary Pinto

2018 – Archie Roach

Speaker: Rhoda Roberts.  Artists: Paul Kelly with Vika & Linda Bull, Emma Donovan, Tiddas, David Leha, Archie Roach & Craig Pilkington

2017 – Jenny Morris OAM.

Speaker: Rachel Ward. Artists: Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, Neil Finn, Montagne, Shanley Del

2016 – Paul Kelly.

Speaker: Andrew Denton. Artists: Julia Stone, Thelma Plum, Urthboy and Paul Kelly

2013 – The Original Sapphires.

Speaker: George Negus.  Artist: Jess Mauboy

2012 – John Butler.

Speaker:  Colin Hay. Artists: John Butler, Danielle Caruana

2011 – Russell Morris.


Artists: Russell Morris, Brian Cadd

2010 – John Paul Young.

Host: Virginia Judge MP. Artists: John Paul Young and Warren Morgan

2009 – Richard Clapton.

Speaker: Ed St John. Artists: Richard Clapton & Dave Leslie

2008 – Don Spencer.

Speaker:  Helen Reddy and Adam Spencer. Artists: Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc)

2007 – Glenn Shorrock

Speaker: Frank Ifield. Artists: Glenn Shorrock

2006 – Jimmy Barnes

Speaker: Michael Gudinski AM. Artists: Jimmy Barnes