Support Act Limited




Support Act is a charity, unique in Australia, helping music professionals who are facing hardship due to illness, injury or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music. 

We help by providing different kinds of support which include financial relief, advice and practical assistance. We have:

  • paid the rent
  • kept the power on
  • repaired the violin
  • funded chemotherapy
  • put meat on the menu at Christmas
  • filled the tank with petrol
  • purchased school uniforms
  • put a dry roof over a prized vinyl collection
  • replaced a rotten bed
  • and kept a dog in biscuits.

And these are just a few of the many thousands of ways we have helped over the years since we were started. With so few safety nets available to people working in music, demand for our services has risen dramatically in recent years.  

Loneliness and isolation are realities for many of the people we help: for some people, contact with Support Act is their lifeline. Sadly, many of the people we help are terminally ill. In these cases, our aim is to ensure dignity during the final stages of life. We can also contribute to funeral expenses.

We help music professionals of all kinds: singers, songwriters, composers, musicians, roadies, techies, managers, staffers and others. We treat every request for help confidentially and make no judgement about people's circumstances.

If you or someone you know may need our help, please get in touch. Our service is delivered with compassion and in complete confidence.

You can find out more and also apply at  or call 1300 731 303.

Support Act is a registered charity. Any donation over $2 is tax deductible. You can also donate online at and you will receive a tax receipt.

Support Act. The heart and hand of Australian music.