Bring on Bandmates Vic

Published on 18 May 2017


Seeing live music is a rite of passage for all young people and Bandmates Victoria will make this a reality for young people with disability or mental health issues.

Bandmates Victoria is a program that matches young people over 18 with disability and/or mental issues with a volunteer to see live music of their choice in local venues. The program, which launched this month, has already attracted keen interest across Melbourne and further afield.

Volunteers will receive information and training to support their involvement in Bandmates Victoria. Specialist industry development training for venue management, staff and security will also be provided to ensure that everyone’s experience out and about is inclusive and enjoyable.

The Bandmates Victoria program partners include Arts Access Victoria, Music Victoria and the Cities of Darebin, Melbourne, Moreland, Port Phillip and Yarra and has received a VicHealth Bright Futures Challenge grant.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering or if you are over 18 with disability or mental health issue apply online at

For further enquires phone 0437 161 061 or email


Message from the Mayor - Cr Catherine Cumming

“We want all young people in our community to be able to enjoy Maribyrnong’s thriving and vibrant music scene. Bandmates is a fantastic initiative that will help make this a possibility for those living with disability or mental health issues, by building community connections and providing access to popular and independent arts and culture.”


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