Music industry resources

Resources specific to the music industry. 

Programs and events

Links to music workshops and upcoming music events.

Note: this will be a continuing update.
  • Arts Geelong - an ongoing dialogue with us to keep up to date with important Arts News and issues of local significance. 
  • Events Geelong - Links to music workshops and upcoming music events.

Promoting your music

 City of Greater Geelong operates a range of online marketing campaigns and tools that you can use to promote your business or event. 

Funding and advice

The City of Greater Geelong offers grants and sponsorships across a range of categories including for artists, businesses, events, festivals and community organisations.

  • Creative Communities Grant Program
    An annual competitive grant round to support Arts Projects and Festivals, a Rapid Response for unexpected opportunities and Professional Development for people working professionally in the Music, Arts, Culture or Heritage sectors. See
  • Community Events Grant Program
    an annual competitive grant round to support moderate-sized events, which bring economic benefits to the City, enrich the community, celebrate common interests and provide opportunities for local participation.
  • Geelong Major Events
    The Geelong Major Events Committee aims to support the development of a broad range of major events in our region.

In addition there are other grant options:

  • Creative Victoria - Music Works
    Through a series of grants, mentoring and professional development programs, strategic initiatives and major projects, Music Works supports musicians, music industry professionals and industry organisations to create, develop and showcase Victorian contemporary music — one of the key economic and cultural pillars of our creative state. 
  • Music Victoria
    Music Victoria provides advocacy on behalf of the music sector, actively supports the development of the Victorian music community, and celebrates and promotes Victorian music.
  • Victorian Music Development Office
    Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO) helps small and micro music businesses in reaching their full potential through research, professional development, and more, ensuring a vibrant, thriving music industry for all to enjoy.
  • Auspicious Arts funding directory
    To be confirmed
  • Australia Council for the Arts
    Supports composers, musicians and organisations to create new music and present it to audiences.
  • Arts Law Centre of Australia
    Provides free or low-cost specialised legal advice, education and resources on arts related legal and business matters.

Industry programs

 Current and past projects, workshops, talks, networking, events, opportunities.

Entertainment management

Management of entertainment at your event is not as simple as playing recorded music, hiring an amusement ride, giving out balloons to releasing balloons. Permits and plans required to deliver an entertainment program.

  • You also need a permit before performing in public, organising an event in a public space or selling services, food, drink or merchandise at an outdoor event or festival. 
  • Busking and street entertainment: apply for a busking permit

Event planning

Event Planning Guide and Permits:

Page last updated: Friday, 29 April 2022