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Bandmates Victoria

Bandmates Victoria matches volunteers with music lovers with disability and/or mental health issues, supporting them to get out and experience Melbourne's live music scene and make new social connections. 

Often people with disability and/or mental health issues are unable to attend live music unless they are with parents or support workers... Bandmates Victoria is all about pairing up like-minded music lovers with and without disability to share awesome live music experiences around Melbourne. 

Bandmates Victoria is a partnership between Arts Access Victoria and City of Maribyrnong, supported by Music Victoria, VicHealth, City of Darebin, City of Melbourne, Moreland City Council, City of Port Phillip and City of Yarra

We're currently seeking new Bandmates and volunteers! Check out how to apply below:

Want to be a Bandmate?

  • Are you a young person over 18 with disability and/or mental health issue that wants to see live music?
  • Want to meet a person who has the same musical tastes as you?

Go to the City of Maribyrnong website to register via a simple form. The Bandmates Victoria team will be in touch to get to know you, then they'll kick off the process to match you with volunteer of your choice.

Want to be a Volunteer?

  • Do you love live music?
  • Do you want to volunteer to see live music with a person with disability and/or mental health issue?

Go to the City of Maribyrnong website to register your interest. The Bandmates Victoria team will then be in touch to meet with you, organise a police check (mandatory) and book you into our volunteer training program so you're ready to rock with your Bandmate. 

For more information

Contact Emily McBlack, Bandmates Victoria Relationships and Engagement Officer, at Maribyrnong City Council:  0437 161 061 or 03 9688 0200. 

Email: [email protected]


Instagram: @bandmatesvic