Spotlight on live music in Geelong region

Monday, 4 March 2024

Avid music fans, musicians and those working in the industry are invited to share their ideas and help shape the future of live music in Greater Geelong.

The City of Greater Geelong and the Live Music Office are holding a free Live Music Forum on Wednesday 20 March from 5.30pm-9pm at our civic precinct Wurriki Nyal, at 137-149 Mercer Street, Geelong. The event will be held in Podium Room 1.

The evening is designed to foster collaboration, innovation, and growth within Geelong and The Bellarine’s vibrant music sector.

The forum is part of Live & Local, a comprehensive capacity building program delivering professional development workshops, micro-music festivals and a local industry forum, presented by the City in partnership with the Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS.

Mayor Trent Sullivan

I call on community members to share their insights and ideas into what they like about live music locally, opportunities to strengthen the sector and how musicians and venues can be better supported.

Whether you're a dedicated live music venue owner, a seasoned musician, a supporter of local talent, or someone who just appreciates the power of music, we want to hear from you about the future of live music in Greater Geelong.

This collaborative forum is a valuable opportunity to network with the City, the Live Music Office and fellow music lovers in the community to discuss what a thriving live music scene looks like in the region.

Lucy Joseph from the Live Music Office

Live and Local is a much-needed opportunity for the local music industry to come together and work with Council in a positive and proactive way.

The Live Music Office is thrilled to be working with the City of Greater Geelong to provide paid employment opportunities to local musicians, build capacity for more small live music performance spaces, and shape strategic policy aimed at supporting the growth of live music activity.

The industry forum is an opportunity for the community to have their say on the way in which strategic policy for live music is developed, so we encourage everyone to come along and participate in the discussion.

Head to for more information about the Live Music Forum.

As part of the Live & Local program, the City has established a Music Industry Register.

By registering, musicians are connected with information about live music activities, workshops and professional development opportunities, networking and collaborative opportunities and grants.

Live music venues or local business owners can sign up to be kept up to date with live music information.

For more information about music in our region, visit

Page last updated: Monday, 4 March 2024