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Locals Playing Locals

Live music support scheme

Valid from when live music is allowed until 31 December 2021

A targeted support program from Port Phillip Council, providing financial assistance to encourage live music events featuring local performers at venues within the municipality.  

Through this initiative, Council will provide a financial contribution towards artist fees to encourage local venues, promoters, and event managers to plan live music events and engage local performers from the Featured Artist Database. Locals Playing Locals is part of City of Port Phillip's Live Music Action Plan.

About the program

If you are a local performer with a proven connection to City of Port Phillip, list your act in our Live Music Database.

Application process

Venues can view eligible artists on our Featured Artist Database. To lodge an application for support through this scheme, complete the below form. 

Claims for this program are currently on hold

Due to the current lockdown, no applications will be accepted until public health restrictions are lifted to allow COVID-safe events to take place.

We encourage you to explore our Featured Artist Database and subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates. We look forward to hearing about your planned events.