Live Music Venues Grant Program

Applications for funding through the MDO Live Music Venues Grant Program have now closed.

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The Live Music Venues Grant Program offered up to $25,000 to support venues to host live music from 1 January to 30 June 2021 as a reimbursement of costs for artist, sound and lighting technician fees during this period.

The program supports venues as well as create employment opportunities for local artists and music industry professionals, to assist in their recovery from the COVID-19 restrictions.

It is important to note that while the Music Development Office manages this funding program, it does not determine the final outcomes.

Applications will be assessed by a panel of industry representatives, who rigorously assess applications against program criteria. The panel prepares funding recommendations for the Minister for Innovation and Skills for approval.

Please note, in competitive funding rounds, there are usually a greater number of worthy applications than the available funds can support.

For any other enquiries contact MDO Program Manager Elizabeth Reid via email: or phone (08) 7320 3307


Successful Applicants:
November 2020


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