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Green Music Australia is pleased to announce a 7 week program for Australian music organisations to help them understand, monitor and improve their environmental impact.

Launched in Victoria in February 2022, the Green Action Program (GAP) will run in NSW in early 2023. The New South Wales program has been made possible with the support of the NSW Environment Protection Authority, City of Sydney and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Calling all small to medium sized Australian music businesses based on Gadigal lands (Sydney) and surrounds.

Do you know what impact your operations are having on our precious planet? If not, would you like to find out, and help us help you drive positive change in your organisation and beyond?

Green Music Australia is proud to announce its successful business sustainability initiative – the Green Action Program (GAP) –  is open to NSW organisations for 2023. Eight music businesses will participate in the 7 week in-person and online program in February 2023. 


GAP participants will undertake a range of hands-on 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 
  • Single use plastics - the bans and the solutions
  • 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


Participant Outcomes:

  • An organisation Sustainability Action Plan created with input from your broader team
  • Policies & procedures that feed into your Sustainability Action Plan
  • An understanding of what your data means
  • Reports to show your progress
  • Continuation of data and reporting, 3 years post-program


Participating organisations will have their data analysed and benchmarked in our new environmental reporting platform (Amidesi) for three years post program, and receive annual reports highlighting organisational progress. 

Support from the Australia Council for the Arts, the NSW Environment Protection Authority and City of Sydney has enabled us to offer businesses heavily discounted fees – scaled according to the size of organisation.

We are now accepting expressions of interest from music organisations based in Sydney and surrounds. All organisations welcome, from venues to artist managers to support services. Please email [email protected] and we will get back to you shortly.


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


Below is the NSW Green Action Program schedule for 2023*. Bonus workshops will be available to participants, including festival roundtables and sessions specific to the upcoming NSW single use plastic bans. Readings and videos will be provided prior to program commencement.


* Please note that this is subject to change.

Confirmed 2023 NSW Participants

ABC Music

Electronic Music Conference



Oxford Art Factory

Universal Music Australia

arn - Australian Radio Network


Victorian 2022 Participants

Music Victoria

Unified Music Group


Corner Hotel

Velodrome Events

Brunswick Ballroom


FOR MORE INFORMATION, EMAIL [email protected]