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Green Music Australia is excited to announce that our flagship music industry training initiative, the Green Action Program (GAP), is underway for seven NSW-based music businesses including:

  • Association of Artist Managers (AAM)
  • Club 77
  • Cobargo Folk Festival
  • Fillmore's
  • Live Nation (including Spilt Milk and Anita’s Theatre)
  • The Servo
  • Yours and Owls

Launched in 2022, GAP is helping businesses across Australia to better understand, monitor and improve their environmental impact. Past GAP alumni include ABC Music, Unified Music Group, The Corner Hotel, arn (Australian Radio Network), Brunswick Ballroom, MusicNSW and more. 

The 2024 New South Wales program has been made possible with the support of the NSW Environment Protection Authority, the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body.

The Green Action Program (GAP) supports music businesses to undertake a range of hands-on, in-person and online facilitated learning modules including:

  • First Nations First - why platforming First Nations voices matters to sustainability 
  • Policy and procedure development - how to embed climate action into organisational structures 
  • Regulatory Environment - review of recent legislative changes including plastic bans and emission reduction targets
  • Measuring impact - capturing and using data to set goals and identify and meet sustainability objectives
  • Energy 101 - A walk-through onsite energy audit at a live music venue
  • Creating tailored environmental and social impact reports 
  • National and international case studies of best practise
  • Climate leadership - gaining skills to lead operational change and achieve stakeholder approval

"GAP was so beneficial in bringing environmental issues to the forefront of our business discussions and planning, and bringing our team on that journey. I can't wait to continue learning and taking action for our planet and people."- Fiona McAuliffe, ABC Music Label Manager


Watch highlights from the 2023 NSW program:


Participant Outcomes:

  • A business Sustainability Action Plan created with input from your broader team
  • Data analysed and benchmarked in environmental reporting platform Amidesi for three years post program
  • Policies & procedures that feed into your Sustainability Action Plan
  • Annual reports highlighting organisational progress and improvement pathways
  • A network of industry peers committed to climate action
  • Inspiration towards the potential for positive transformation in your business, personal life, and our industry
  • Educated staff across your business


Watch ABC Music's GAP journey:


Watch Electronic Music Conference's GAP journey:


See highlights from the 2022 VIC program:



"One of the biggest outcomes of doing the Green Action Program was the shift in mindset. Prior to doing the program, considering our responsibility to the environment was something we did from time to time, but now it’s embedded in everything we do. Not only in business but personally as well. It has also provided us with a clear strategic framework for continuing this work into the future. I strongly recommend organisations do this program. It’s perfect if you’re wanting to do more than you are, or even for someone who has no idea where to start.” 
— Dale Packard, Music Victoria General Manager


New South Wales 2023 Participants

  • ABC Music
  • Electronic Music Conference
  • MusicNSW
  • Lalalas
  • Oxford Art Factory
  • Universal Music Australia
  • arn - Australian Radio Network

Victorian 2022 Participants

  • Music Victoria
  • Unified Music Group
  • Flow
  • Corner Hotel
  • Velodrome Events
  • Brunswick Ballroom

If you'd like more information about the Green Action Program, email us at [email protected]