Helping music workers in need

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How we help

Support Act is the heart and hand of Australian music.

We are the music industry's charity, providing crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing support to musicians, managers, crew, music workers and organisations across all genres of music.

We deliver this through short term financial support; funeral support; mental health prevention, education and training programs; the Mentally Healthy Workplaces Program; and the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline.

Support Act is an industry leader in cultural and behavioural change, and we strive to create a safe and thriving music industry for all, including dedicated culturally intelligent support for First Nations music workers.

Read more about us here.

Last financial year in numbers


music workers helped with financial support

$2.3 m

distributed in Crisis Relief Grants, Tax Help and Funeral Help

1,500 hrs

of counselling provided through our Wellbeing Helpline


music workers attended over 50 events across the country

Where does the money go?

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Crisis relief services

Short term financial support for music workers in crisis through Crisis Relief Grants, Tax Help and Funeral Support

Music industry worker carrying flight case backstage

Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health prevention, education and training, the Mentally Healthy Workplaces Program and the Wellbeing Helpline

First Nations support

First Nations support

Dedicated culturally intelligent support for First Nations music workers, including the First Nations Support Line

Hear from the people we've supported

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“Support Act helped to cover funeral costs for my ex husband, Rocky Hoover, who was well known in the industry. The process was easy and everyone I spoke to or dealt with was so helpful. The funeral home had the money within a few days. I can't thank Support Act enough for this assistance at the time to send Rocky off.”

Karen Skillen, NSW

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"Support Act supported me during COVID when I lost work overnight. A much needed and much appreciated cash injection from Support Act during a time of crisis helped to allay my fears to keep me afloat financially, physically, mentally and emotionally. An act of kindness I will never forget."

Sharon Murray, WA

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