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City of Port Phillip Draft Live Music Action Plan

21 | 2 | 2020

The City of Port Phillip Council has developed a draft Live Music Action Plan that aims to ensure the local live music industry is sustainable and prosperous, and that live music continues to be an everyday part of life in the City of Port Phillip. See Council Website https://haveyoursay.portphillip.vic.gov.au/draft-live-music-action-plan Link to download the Draft Plan […]

Parramatta Night City Framework 2020-2024

20 | 2 | 2020

With a renewed focus on Sydney nightlife as lockouts are removed in the CBD/Oxford St, the City of Parramatta have landed a thorough and comprehensive 24 hr economy and music strategy! On 10 February 2020, Council resolved to endorse a 5-year night time economy strategy for the City of Parramatta, the Parramatta Night City Framework […]

Western Australia Proposes Entertainment Precincts

19 | 2 | 2020

In an important initiative for the Australian music industry, the Western Australian state government has recently been engaging with the community on reforms to establish special entertainment precincts in Northbridge in Perth. The Live Music Office has been connected with the music and hospitality sector as well as state and local government through the development […]

Bushfires Support for Impacted Communities

17 | 2 | 2020

With many regional communities coming to terms with the impacts of the devastating bushfires over many months, there are important initiatives underway to ensure the music and creative sector as well as tourist and hospitality industries are supported to get back on their feet. Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants Councils are encouraged to apply for […]

New Queensland Entertainment Precincts

17 | 2 | 2020

Recent weeks have seen important developments for the music, tourism and hospitality sector in Queensland as the Nambour CBD and a section of the Maroochydore Town Centre were designated special entertainment precincts by Sunshine Coast Council. The creation of special entertainment precincts will not only help provide better protection for entertainment venues but also ensure clear […]

Fires Impact Australian Live Music Industry

16 | 1 | 2020

Significant impacts are now being experienced from the recent bushfires across the music and hospitality sectors on the South Coast of NSW and in other areas across the country including fire affected regions of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria  and Western Australia. With many of these regions now declared safe and tourists encouraged to return, […]

Live Music in Sydney after the Lockouts

14 | 1 | 2020

As lockouts are removed in the Sydney CBD and Oxford St (Kings Cross remains), here’s our guides to find all the great live music venues in the city. For more information on changes to trading conditions and other details visit the Liquor and Gaming NSW website. These maps show where many of the current venues […]

Live Music Office 2019 Year In Review

23 | 12 | 2019

In 2019 we saw a huge amount of achievements in the Australian Live Music industry, with important work being done right around the country by a dedicated and passionate community of individuals and organisations, who the Live Music Office is proud to support. We’re excited to cap off an amazing year with our Year In […]