Become a Member

Our reach
In 2016 over 600,000 people accessed Music Australia services. Our members benefit from Music Australia’s substantial reach which includes:

  • 600,000 Participating school students
  • 154,000 Unique website visits
  • 14,801 Enews subscribers
  • 12,260 Social media followers
  • 7631 Music education professionals and teachers
  • 2,600 Participating schools
  • 1,000 Music professionals database

Music Australia is a membership organisation.  We are Australia’s voice for all music.

Music Australia members are our partners, vital to achieving our mission to advance musical life in Australia. As a Music Australia member you strengthen our voice and benefit from our resources and services.

Following funding cuts, we are rolling out a new membership and governance structure, working towards an independent approach to our work that will enable even greater advocacy and engagement with the sector.

Music Australia’s redeveloped membership program, with increased benefits and partnerships, will enable us to be a more forceful voice for music in Australia.


Member benefits

  • 25% off our advertising rates
  • Promote activities via enews (subject to editorial policy) and Opportunities listings
  • Free Directory listing for professional music organisations and practitioners
  • Backing for your advocacy, access advice & skills
  • National representation, direct or through professional associations
  • Preferred access to all our services, working and advisory groups
  • Discounts to our conferences, seminars, workshops, merchandise and partner activities.
  • Lease discounts on our  Sydney Hot Desk Space*

Member benefits with our partners

Member services

  • Advocacy and lobbying for music in Australia
  • Partnerships to foster, advocate, promote and develop music in Australia
  • Access to our professional network through our programs and events
  • Access to our large network of music educators and industry professionals

We work for our members

As an independent body we:

  • Act as an umbrella body for all music organisations and companies, music professionals, teachers, musicians and enthusiasts
  • Deliver Australia’s most comprehensive music information hub, sharing opportunities; resources, statistics and research; music news, analysis, fact sheets and case studies.
  • Deliver Australia’s largest school music participation program, Music: Count Us In
  • Are a resolute advocate for music, offering independent advocacy information, submissions, campaigns, and delegations
  • Provide networking, professional development and information
  • Organise conferences, seminars, and national participation programs
  • Serve as a catalyst for sector development and engagement
  • Act as conduit between music organisatons and the wider music sector, convening national advisory and working groups in professional music and music education

*Our Hot Desks will be launching in April 2017. Please contact [email protected] for more information on the discount offer. 

Membership Types

There are two types of Music Australia member:

  • Organisations
  • Individuals

Our 50 elected Councillors are our representative members, experts in all fields of music – our voice for Music Australia nationally. Councillors are the organisation’s voting members, drawn from organisational and individual members.

Please note: Music Australia organisational members will have limitations on how many staff members can access a discount to our events or conferences. Small organisations will receive a discount for one staff member, medium organisatons can receive a  discount for up to two staff members and large organisations will receive a discount for up to three staff members.

We work across all music: education, the profession, classical, contemporary and community music. Our members cover all facets of Australian musical life:

music industry peak bodies musicians, composers, songwriters community groups
music education associations teachers music professionals
small to medium companies students music enthusiasts
major performing arts companies schools and colleges

PLEASE NOTE: We currently only accept credit card payments online.  If you need to pay via Direct Deposit or Cheque please contact us directly. If you need us to issue a tax invoice please contact Scarlett Di Maio [email protected]

Available for individual members with concession status

$39 annually

Available for individual members

$59 annually

Available to volunteer organisations for any size (no paid staff).

$88 annually

Organisations with less than 5 staff

$130 annually

Organisations with less than 10 staff

$220 annually

Organisations with over 10 staff

$330 annually


Music Talks

MTake part in our Music Talks Seminar series.

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Music in Communities

MA illustrations final selection-communityLearn about community music in Australia.

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Music: Count Us In

MA Illustration Hands Education Australia’s biggest school music program!

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Quick Links


  • National clearing house for policy & development
  • Music Journal Features articles about the Music Industry Sector
  • Music Talks Series of seminars exploring music