Links and contacts (Australia) PDF Print E-mail

These links are arranged in two sections, each in alphabetical order. This page contains Australian links.

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AIR is the national trade association representing the interests of Australian owned independent record labels. The AIR website includes membership information and an on-line directory of Australian labels.


Arts Law Centre of Australia

National legal centre for the arts providing a telephone legal advice service for arts related matters. Publishes information sheets and standard contracts. Conducts seminars. Lectures at tertiary institutions and on request.



Government agency providing a single point of access for information about all possible sources of support available to the cultural sector.


Association of Artist Managers

"Website coming soon"


Association of Music Educators Vic. (aMuse)

Providing support for all music educators and those interested in music education.  Originated out of state schools in Victoria.



The Australian Dance Council — Ausdance, is Australia's professional dance advocacy organisation for dancers, choreographers, directors and educators. This site provides a network for musicians and composers with dance practitioners.


Australasian Music Publishers Association

The representative body of music publishers in Australia and New Zealand.


Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd (APRA)

Licenses users of copyright music for public performance and broadcast and cable transmission, collects and distributes royalties.


Australia Council

The Federal Government's principal arts funding and advisory body.


Australian Acoustical Society

A national organisation concerned with the science and practice of acoustics.  Support includes for acoustics in music.


Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers

A national association of professional and amateur musical instrument makers whose main aim is to encourage and promote the development of Australian-made instruments.


Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA)

An in-service support organisation for music educators, instrumental music teachers and band & orchestra directors.




Australian Broadcasting Authority

Independent federal statutory authority responsible for regulating the broadcasting industry.


Australian Copyright Council

Information and free legal advice about copyright matters.


Australian Country Music Foundation

The foundation runs the Country Music Archives at Tamworth


Australian Film Commission

The particular relevance to music is that the AFC is actively involved in matters such as Australian content regulations on the media, and the effects on Australian cultural production of international trade agreements. While its documents on these issues do not refer directly to music, with only minor modifications they would be largely applicable.


Australian Institute of Eastern Music (AIEM)

Offers tuition and performance events in Eastern Music.  Located in Sydney.


Australian Libraries Gateway (ALG)

A directory of Australian libraries, including music libraries.


Australian Major Performing Arts Group

AMPAG's mission is to ensure that the brilliance of 28 arts companies it represents is adequately supported by the government and accessible to all Australians.


Australian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Ltd. (AMCOS)

Royalty collection society for use of musical works on recordings and other media.


Australian Music Association

Represents the interests of traders in musical instruments and print music.


Australian Music Centre

Collects and promotes the music of Australian composers.


Australian Music Community

The Australian Music Community is a music discussion and reviews website, which aims to promote the local music industry.


Australian Music Examinations Board

Provides courses, publications, recordings and assessments for developing musicians.  Individual state pages are accessible via the national link.


The Australian Music Therapy Association

An organisation dedicated to the advancement and practice of professional music therapy in Australia.


Australian Musicians Media

A reference centre to better educate emerging artists of all levels and genres to all aspects of the music industry, through articles, forums,  interviews, books and an informative newsletter.


Australia National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS)

The national association for singing teachers. The association holds conferences, meetings through state chapters and the website has a singing teachers directory.


Australian National Choral Association (ANCA)

Established to promote choral music within Australia.


Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk

An organisation promoting Orff Schulwerk (meaning music for schools or groups of children), developed by the German composer Carl Orff.


Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)

An advocacy group for the recording industry, nationally and internationally.  Holds events such as the ARIA awards.


Australian Songwriters Association (ASAI)

Supports the promotion and recognition of Australian songwriters.


Australian Society of Authors


Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)

ASME is Australia's only affiliate organisation of the International Society for Music Education (ISME), which exists under the auspices of UNESOC's Music Council.  The membership is comprised mainly of school music teachers and music education academics.


The Boite

A Victorian group support multicultural performance.


Brisbane Ethnic Music and Arts Centre (BEMAC)

A resource centre for performances from diverse cultures.


Canberra Classical Guitar Society

Promotes, encourages and supports classical guitar music throughout the Canberra region. Acoustic classical guitar music including traditional classical, flamenco, contemporary, jazz and others.


Commercial Radio Australia

The national industry body that represents commercial radio in Australia.


Communications Law Centre

This centre gives most of its attention to the laws and regulations concerning audio/visual media. However, its documents are also directly or by inference applicable to music also. Current interests include the potential effect on Australian cultural production of proposed international trade liberalisation.


Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA)

The peak body supporting broadcasting of community radio and television in Australia.


Community Music Victoria

Through 'Victoria Sings', our VicHealth-sponsored community singing support program, we assist individuals and groups to find a group to sing with, start their own, make the one they're in more enjoyable, and offer all sorts of advice for those who want to find some harmony in their lives.


Country Music Association of Australia

The national peak body representing country music in Australia.


CREATE Australia

CREATE Australia is the national industry training advisory board for the arts and cultural industries, including music. The website includes materials relevant to music.


Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Australia

Details on programs, Ministerial statements.


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DFAT is the home of the new Australian International Cultural Council, which will advise on ways of exporting Australian arts. Its Cultural Relations Section services the cultural activities of Australian embassies and consulates, and links with bilateral entities such as the Australia-China Council. Diplomatic posts have their own modest budgets for arts presentations. DFAT directly funds some international touring by Australian musicians.


Fellowship of Australian Composers

The Fellowship of Australian Composers is the representative voice of serious composers throughout Australia. Its membership is open to all those who have proved themselves to be competent and serious composers by having their works broadcast or recorded, or approved by a representative panel of composers.


Festivals Australia

A Commonwealth Government agency that provides funding to regional and community arts festivals. Based in the Dept of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.


Folk Alliance Australia

A directory to folk groups nationally and internationally.


Friends of the ABC

Citizen support organisation for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Australian national government broadcasting organisation.

This is a website with lists of providers of many kinds of music and

music-related services and equipment.



Publishes the Australasian Music Industry Directory, which also covers Asia and the South Pacific. It gives very extensive coverage of the commercial music industry. IMMEDIA is also involved in other music promotion activities, such as coordination of Australian presentations at MIDEM Asia.


Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA)

Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) is one of ten Industry Skills Councils for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system recognised and funded by the Australian Government.  One of its training areas is in cultural and related industries.


International Association of Music Libraries (Australia)

A network and forum for those interested in the documentation and storage of music.


International Society for Music Education (ISME)

Based in Perth WA, the society leads and supports music education worldwide.  This society is under the auspices of UNESCO.


The Kodaly Music Institute of Australia

Music education method based on the research of Zoltan Kodaly.



Support for multicultural arts within Western Australia.



Kultour is a national, not for profit company dedicated to touring multicultural performance and visual art.


Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance

The organisation that represents artsworkers.  Now has amalgamated with associations such as the Symphony Orchestras Musicians Association.


Multicultural Arts Victoria

Provides support and hosts events for performances of artists from diverse cultures.


Music Australia

A resources for finding holdings of music in libraries across Australia.  An initiative of the National Library Australia.


Music Health Australia

Music Health Australia is a collective of music and health professionals who provide a range of services to benefit people, and communities.


Music in Action

A magazine for school music teachers produced by the Australian Music Association.


Music NSW

Music NSW is the state service organisation for contemporary music and in addition to advocacy, industry support and development role, Music NSW runs a number of Projects, i.e Indent- an all ages event network, Whichway - an indigenous artist and music industry development project, Vroom - a Live Muisc Venue database for touring NSW - (this project with the support of APRA will be developed nationally), and International Initiatives.


Music Teacher International Magazine

An Australian based publication, mostly for studio teachers.


Music Teachers Associations

Associations that represent private music teachers and administer music teacher accreditations.


New England MTA (NSW) -

North Coast Region MTA (NSW) -


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Music Teachers OZ

This project aims to bridge the gaps between research and teaching in music teacher education, decreasing isolation between academics, teachers and pre-service teachers.


Musica Viva Australia

National chamber music presenter, includes major concert series, schools programs here and abroad, international touring of Australian musicians.


Musicological Society of Australia

A scholarly organisation. Has state branches.


Musicological Society of Australia Thesis Register

This comprehensive register documents current and past music theses written in Australia.


National Affiliation of Arts Educators

Has a membership of the main national organisations for education in the various art disciplines. It is concerned especially with ensuring that the arts maintain and improve their position in the school education systems, and with related curricular and professional issues.


National Council of Tertiary Music Schools

The National Council of Tertiary Music Schools is a non-profit association of Music Schools or Colleges or Conservatoria or Faculties/Departments which offer specialist music degrees for the education and training of professional musicians.


The National Film and Sound Archive (formerly Screensound Australia)

Collects, preserves and provides access to Australia's moving image and sound heritage.


National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia includes a large music collection. The oral histories section also includes music-related information.


Networked Facility for Research in Australian Music (NFRAM)

This network aims to provide modes of access to Australia's scattered and often hidden documentary sources, and to build structures that will provide access to, and knowledge about, all our music-related resources.


New Music Network

A Sydney based promotional network of musicians and ensembles that perform new music from art music traditions.


Nexus Performing Arts Centre

An SA centre that provides opportunities for performances from diverse cultures.



Website for an independent monthly newspaper of musical theatre in Australia. Includes: performance highlights, up-to-date calendar of events, broadcasts, opera plot summaries.


Oral Histories from Australia

This is a section of the National Library of Australia. It includes music-related aural histories and folk music.


Orchestras Australia (formerly TOAN)

Services to support the artistic and organisational development of orchestras, youth, community, professional, nationally.



A searchable listing of arts events taking place around Australia -- with a particular focus on regional areas. Produced by the Australia Council and ABC Online.


Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists Association (SCALA)

An organisation based in Adelaide, Australia that supports and promotes the music of its members.


State Arts Ministries

Arts funding and policy bodies for the Australian states and territories.

Arts ACT:

Arts QLD:

Arts SA:

Arts TAS:

Arts VIC:

Arts WA:

NSW Ministry for the Arts:

NT Department of Arts and Museums:


Suzuki Music

The home of the Suzuki music education method in Australia.


The Sydney Music Web

A Sydney directory for musicians & music services


Symphony Orchestra Musicians Association (SOMA)

The association that represents symphonic musicians. Part of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance.


The Wolanski Foundation

A foundation which facilitates management, presentation and appreciation of the performing arts.