The Good Music Neighbours program is part of a ground up approach to support the venues and industry that add so much to our cultural conversation and to provide meaningful support to our iconic live music sector.

Download the Music Works – Good Music Neighbours program guidelines (DOC, 235.0 KB)

Funding available

Up to $25,000 per venue in matched funding

Who can apply

  • Live music entertainment venue owners and operators who support best practice management of their live music venues as defined by the planning schedule (see Program Guidelines for further information)

Key dates

Round opens: 29 March 2018 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal

Round closes: 5pm, 26 April 2018.

For activity commencing 1 July 2018.

Who to talk to

The Good Music Neighbours funding round is being supported by an Industry Liaison role at Music Victoria to help with specific questions about how to best minimize noise emissions from live music entertainment venues.

Contact the Good Music Neighbours Industry Liaison at Music Victoria:
03 9686 3411

Contact Creative Victoria with any problems you have submitting your application using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal:
Dean Linguey: 8683 3133 or at
Louise Naumann: 8683 3145 or at

Links and downloads

Music Works – Good Music Neighbours Program Guidelines (DOC, 235.0 KB)
Music Works – Good Music Neighbours application drafting tool (DOC, 76.5 KB)
Creative Victoria Budget Drafting Tool (XLS, 103.0 KB)
Definitions and Glossary (DOC, 56.0 KB)
Frequently asked questions
Information for all applicants
Previous Recipients
Creative Victoria Grants Portal