In 2018 the Municipal Association of Victoria have released their Live Music Toolkit.

MAV CEO Kerry Thompson said

Through consultation with councils, the MAV identified that councils found the vast information available on this topic overwhelming.

We believe the Live Music Toolkit for Local Government is a practical resource that will increase council’s ability to strategically leverage the arts and give the industry an understanding of which government and council departments are responsible for what”

See link to Music Victoria Website

From the MAV Toolkit

There is a growing understanding in Victoria as to how valuable the creative sector and specifically live music can be to Local Government; strengthening economies, creating more liveable communities and improving social outcomes. Councils are uniquely placed to support the live music industry, and extensive research has provided excellent examples of where collaborative planning, existing resources and levers, have delivered positive and sustainable social, economic and cultural outcomes for communities.

What is in the Toolkit

The Toolkit provides key material to help local communities understand the value of live music, as well as practical information, case studies and tools that facilitate or deliver strategies in support of their local live music industry.

In the Live Music Toolkit you will find: